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According to a new study posted at pubmed

New Study Posted at PubMed

BACKGROUND: This multicenter, randomized, fixed-dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated efficacy of extended-release dexmethylphenidate (d-MPH-ER) in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Randomized adults with ADHD (n = 221) received once-daily d-MPH-ER 20 mg, 30 mg, or 40 mg or placebo for 5 weeks. The primary efficacy variable was change from baseline to final visit in DSM-IV ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD-RS) total score. Secondary efficacy parameters included the proportion of patients with improvement >/=30% in ADHD-RS total score and final scores on Clinical Global Impressions-Improvement (CGI-I) scale. RESULTS: Of 218 evaluable patients, 184 completed the study. All d-MPH-ER doses were significantly superior to placebo in improving ADHD-RS total scores. Placebo scores improved by 7.9; d-MPH-ER, 20 mg, improved by 13.7 (p = .006); d-MPH-ER, 30 mg, improved by 13.4 (p = .012); and d-MPH-ER, 40 mg, improved by 16.9 (p

PMID: 17137560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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