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What are psychostimulants or stimulants?

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Psychostimulants, or stimulants, are medicines often prescribed for people with ADHD. They can help them focus thoughts and ignore distractions.

From: Glossary of ADHD Terms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Familydoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

News release, Pfizer.

Understood: “Understanding Executive Function Issues.”

Additude: "Executive-Function Deficits in Children.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder Information Page."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Familydoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

News release, Pfizer.

Understood: “Understanding Executive Function Issues.”

Additude: "Executive-Function Deficits in Children.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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