The results appeared in Brain Sciences.
The study includes the health records of about 30,000 patients collected over a span of 10 years, mostly within the Duke University Health System.
For the study, the US-based research team turned to brain imaging analysis of certain regions in 315 participants aged 7-13, the majority of which were diagnosed with ADHD.
The study, conducted by Brown University, shines a new light into our understanding of cognitive mechanisms and the importance of psychostimulants among individuals with disorders like ADHD.
A team of researchers has found that certain medications prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could induce psychosis among adolescents. The study evaluated common drug treatments like amphetamines and methylphenidates.