Hoge dosis medicatie negatief effect op leermogelijkheden

Hoge dosis medicatie bij ADHD heeft negatief effect op leermogelijkheden, deze kinderen presteren minder op geheugen tests. Reden om te bekijken of lagere dosis kan gegeven worden na inzet van alternatieven zoals Cogmed of neurofeedback.

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Study pinpoints effects of different doses of an ADHD drug; finds higher doses may harm learning

March 8, 2012

New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The results parallel a 1977 finding that a low dose of the drug boosted cognitive performance of children with ADHD, but a higher dose that reduced their hyperactivity also impaired their performance on a memory test.

“Many people were intrigued by that result, but their attempts to repeat the study did not yield clear-cut results,” says Luis Populin, an associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonSchool of Medicine and Public Health.

Populin was senior author of the new study exploring the same topic, now available in the early access section of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, published last week. In the study, three monkeys…

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