Attitudes Toward Stimulant Treatment of Offspring of Adult Patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Canela, Carlos; Buadze, Anna; Dube, Anish; Eich, Dominique; Liebrenz, Michael (2017). Attitudes Toward Stimulant Treatment of Offspring of Adult Patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 27(5), pp. 422-428. Mary Ann Liebert 10.1089/cap.2016.0197

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AIM The objective of this study was to investigate how adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder viewed the testing and use of stimulants in their children. METHODS Using a qualitative approach, we interviewed 32 outpatients from a special care unit of a university hospital. RESULTS Emerging themes centered around concerns about the right age to test children and opinions about stimulant treatment ranging from unreserved agreement to reluctance, as well as the need for a shared decision with the child. CONCLUSIONS Our results suggest that better psychoeducational programs are needed, especially for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, in which long-term consequences of the disorder, areas of impairment, and possible treatment effects in their children are explained and concerns about unknown side effects and the right time to test and treat are addressed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Canela, Carlos and Liebrenz, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1557-8992

Publisher:

Mary Ann Liebert

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2017 13:16

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2017 13:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1089/cap.2016.0197

PubMed ID:

28422527

Uncontrolled Keywords:

ADHD; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; attitudes; stimulants; treatment acceptability

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.100160

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/100160

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