AP Psychology : Brain and Nervous System

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Example Question #91 : Brain And Nervous System

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsive behavior and an inability to concentrate. Medications used to help with symptoms of ADHD are described as ____________________.

Possible Answers:

Stimulants

Anxiolytics

Anti-depressants

Antipsychotics

Glutamate analogs

Correct answer:

Stimulants

Explanation:

ADHD is a common disorder of childhood that manifests as inattentive behavior and impulsive behavior. Stimulants (such as Ritalin and amphetamines) are the first line treatment for ADHD. Stimulants increase concentration and alleviate symptoms of ADHD for many patients. They work by increasing concentrations of activating neurotransmitters.

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