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The objective of this study is to compare the effect of Concerta (Osmotic Release Oral System Extended Release Methylphenidate HCL, OROS MPH) and Strattera (Atomoxetine) on the laboratory and ecological executive function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The sample will include 134 ADHD children and adolescence, randomized assigned to Concerta and strattera treatment group, with 67 cases in each. It will also include 67 sex and age matched normal control. The drug will be titrated to optimal dose. The executive function including inhibition, working memory, set shifting and plan will be compared among two medication group and the control group, using laboratory executive function test and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
OROS MPH, Atomoxetine
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:02-0400
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