Lack of effect of stimulant combination with second-generation antipsychotics on weight gain, metabolic changes, prolactin levels, and sedation in youth with clinically relevant aggression or oppositionality
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Central Nervous System Stimulants
In contrast to guidelines, stimulant use did not precede or accompany antipsychotic use during the current episode of aggression/oppositionality in almost half of those youths who had aggressive/oppositional behavior and a DSM-IV diagnosis of ADHD. At the clinically prescribed doses, stimulant co-treatment of SGAs did not seem to significantly reduce antipsychotic effects on body composition, metabolic parameters, prolactin, sedation, and broad efficacy.