From the Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, LY318, Boston, MA 02215.
In March 1998, at Psychiatry Grand Rounds,
Joseph Biederman, MD, discussed the epidemiology, diagnosis, and
treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD).1 Mr L, a 55-year-old man, had recently started
taking methylphenidate hydrochloride, 10 mg 3 times per day. He
reported almost immediate improvement in his ability to concentrate and
reflected on substantial advances in relationships both at home and at
work. His only complaint was occasionally feeling "a little
speedy." Dr Biederman suggested that Mr L would do well if he
continued working with his physicians and taking methylphenidate or
another appropriate medication.
Parker RA, Hartman EE. A 55-Year-Old Man With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 1 Year Later. JAMA. 1999;281(20):1945. doi:10.1001/jama.281.20.1945