Stimulant treatment safe, effective for ADHD in epilepsy

 ADHD in the News 2016-04-21

Data presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting indicated stimulant medication was effective and safe for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children with epilepsy. “Youth with epilepsy are at risk for ADHD. Historically, physicians have been reluctant to treat ADHD in youth with epilepsy based on concern that stimulant medication may lower the seizure threshold,” Michelle Lally, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and colleagues wrote.