Noradrenaline (Norepinephrine) and ADHD
Professor Trevor Robbins discusses whether ADHD is a disorder of the noradrenaline system.
ADHD is a fascinating syndrome that is treated effectively by drugs such as Ritalin or methylphenidate and amphetamine, both of which enhance the functioning of dopamine and noradrenaline, methylphenidate by blocking their reuptake into neurons. It is still a big puzzle how methylphenidate works; is it the noradrenergic effect or the dopaminergic effect? We donâ€™t know. It may be both.
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Professor Trevor Robbins discusses ADHD in relation to noradrenaline and dopamine, both of which are enhanced by ADHD medications such as Ritalin.
Professor Philip Shaw discusses some medications use to treat ADHD, which lead to improvements in up to 90% of children.
Doctor Randy Blakely interprets the high success rate in treating ADHD with drugs as evidence of a common mechanism underlying the disorder that these drugs are attacking
Doctor Randy Blakely speculates that the traditional view that drugs though to increase serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain may work by preventing a backward-running state.
A look at some of the medications used to treat adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
An overview of ADHD-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
All children have occasional trouble paying attention or suppressing their impulses. ADHD is a chronic condition, however, and its main symptoms have a larger effect on people’s lives.
Professor Trevor Robbins discusses whether or not drugs have the potential to improve cognition.
Doctor Randy Blakely discusses the association between the dopamine transporter and ADHD, and discusses a possible relationship with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Doctor Randy Blakely describes an intriguing hypothesis for why amphetamine may be effective in treating some individuals with ADHD.