Attention deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

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Mental health

Another category of brain stuff I am interested in. As yet I know less about it that depression, addiction or personality disorders, which is to say, very little indeed.

Curious about the psychopharmacology of stimulants in particular, e.g. Handelman and Sumiya (2022).


Berman, S. M., R. Kuczenski, J. T. McCracken, and E. D. London. 2009. β€œPotential Adverse Effects of Amphetamine Treatment on Brain and Behavior: A Review.” Molecular Psychiatry 14 (2): 123–42.
Blum, Kenneth, Peter K. Thanos, Marlene Oscar-Berman, Marcelo Febo, David Baron, Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, Eliot Gardner, et al. 2015. β€œDopamine in the Brain: Hypothesizing Surfeit or Deficit Links to Reward and Addiction.” Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome 1 (3): 95–104.
Caye, Arthur, James M. Swanson, David Coghill, and Luis Augusto Rohde. 2019. β€œTreatment Strategies for ADHD: An Evidence-Based Guide to Select Optimal Treatment.” Molecular Psychiatry 24 (3): 390–408.
Dodson, William W. 2005. β€œPharmacotherapy of Adult ADHD.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 61 (5): 589–606.
Handelman, Kenneth, and Fernando Sumiya. 2022. β€œTolerance to Stimulant Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Literature Review and Case Report.” Brain Sciences 12 (8): 959.
Ls, Woon, Hazli Z, and Gan Lly. 2018. β€œPharmacotherapy for Comorbid Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Stimulant Dependence: A Systematic Review.” IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia 17 (2).
MatΓ©, Gabor. 2011. Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder. Knopf Canada.
Stoops, William W., and Craig R. Rush. 2013. β€œAgonist replacement for stimulant dependence: a review of clinical research.” Current Pharmaceutical Design 19 (40): 7026–35.
Volkow, Nora D. 2006. β€œStimulant Medications: How to Minimize Their Reinforcing Effects?” American Journal of Psychiatry 163 (3): 359–61.
Yanofski, Jason. 2011. β€œThe Dopamine Dilemmaβ€”Part II: Could Stimulants Cause Tolerance, Dependence, and Paradoxical Decompensation?” Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience 8 (1): 47–53.

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