Use of stimulants in the medically ill.

This article discusses the use of psychostimulants, such as dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate, and pemoline, in a variety of illnesses, including depression in the medically ill, cancer, HIV, and AIDS. The chemistry and pharmacology, side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and abuse potential also are reviewed.
AuthorsP S Masand, G E Tesar
JournalThe Psychiatric clinics of North America (Psychiatr Clin North Am) Vol. 19 Issue 3 Pg. 515-47 (Sep 1996) ISSN: 0193-953X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID8856815 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants (adverse effects, contraindications, therapeutic use)
  • Chronic Disease (psychology)
  • Depressive Disorder (drug therapy, psychology)
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Humans
  • Neurocognitive Disorders (drug therapy, psychology)
  • Patient Care Team
  • Sick Role
  • Treatment Outcome

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