Korean J Biol Psychiatry.  2005 Nov;12(2):221-226.

OROS Methylphenidate Treatment of Secondary Adult ADHD after Traumatic Brain Injury

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. paperose@kornet.net

Abstract

The incidence of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder secondary to the traumatic brain injury, such as traffic accidents, is increasing; the variety of the treatment modality is also increasing. This case was studied to see if OROS Methylphenidate(Concerta), which is one of the most commonly used medication in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients, not only improves the patient's attention, but also their impulsivity, hyperactivity and aggression. According to the case result, the medication showed an improvement of the impulsivity, aggression, and attention in the secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder patients after the traumatic brain injury.

Keyword

OROS methylphenidate(Concerta); Traumatic brain injury(TBI); Adult attention deficity hyperactive disorder(ADHD)
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