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Positive Effects of Methylphenidate on Social Communication and Self-Regulation in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Hyperactivity

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, August 2008
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Title
Positive Effects of Methylphenidate on Social Communication and Self-Regulation in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Hyperactivity
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, August 2008
DOI 10.1007/s10803-008-0636-9
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Authors

Laudan B. Jahromi, Connie L. Kasari, James T. McCracken, Lisa S-Y. Lee, Michael G. Aman, Christopher J. McDougle, Lawrence Scahill, Elaine Tierney, L. Eugene Arnold, Benedetto Vitiello, Louise Ritz, Andrea Witwer, Erin Kustan, Jaswinder Ghuman, David J. Posey

Abstract

This report examined the effect of methylphenidate on social communication and self-regulation in children with pervasive developmental disorders and hyperactivity in a secondary analysis of RUPP Autism Network data. Participants were 33 children (29 boys) between the ages of 5 and 13 years who participated in a four-week crossover trial of placebo and increasing doses of methylphenidate given in random order each for one week. Observational measures of certain aspects of children's social communication, self-regulation, and affective behavior were obtained each week. A significant positive effect of methylphenidate was seen on children's use of joint attention initiations, response to bids for joint attention, self-regulation, and regulated affective state. The results go beyond the recent literature and suggest that methylphenidate may have positive effects on social behaviors in children with PDD and hyperactivity.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 122 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Japan 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Ireland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 113 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 15%
Student > Master 16 13%
Unspecified 14 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 10%
Other 42 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 47 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 20%
Unspecified 18 15%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Other 16 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2018.
All research outputs
#3,677,307
of 12,620,777 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,663
of 3,124 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78,798
of 275,431 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#27
of 62 outputs
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