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The efficacy of milnacipran forthe treatment of ADHD symptoms in adult Asperger’s disorder patients wasexamined. Fifteen consecutive adult Asperger’s disorder patients with ADHDsymptoms were treated with milnacipran for 8 weeks. Global Assessment ofFunctioning GAF and Conners’ Adult ADHD Rating Scales Objective ScreeningVersion CAARS-O-SV were used for the assessment. The mean GAF scores in the15 patients improved significantly. Inattention, inattention + hyperactivity-impulsivityand ADHD index in CAARS-O-SV were also significantly improved. Milnacipranmight be useful for ADHD symptoms, exerting its effects by increasing serotoninand noradrenaline activities in Asperger’s disorder.

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Milnacipran, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder

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Mashiko, H. , Ishikawa, H. , Itagaki, S. , Takanashi, Y. , Miyashita, N. , Okano, T. , Niwa, S. and Yabe, H. 2014 Milnacipran for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Adult Asperger’s Disorder. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 195-201. doi: 10.4236-ojpsych.2014.43026.





Author: Hirobumi Mashiko, Hiromichi Ishikawa, Shuntaro Itagaki, Yasuko Takanashi, Norihiro Miyashita, Takaaki Okano, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Hiro

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