Considerations for ADHD in the child with epilepsy and the child with migraine

Jennifer Downs, Julianne Giust, David Dunn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbid condition in children with epilepsy and migraine. Treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine is essential but clinicians may overlook symptoms of ADHD and avoid appropriate use of medications that may reduce symptoms of ADHD without compromising treatment of epilepsy or migraine. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for articles on ADHD and epilepsy or migraine. Key papers were reviewed for additional articles. Areas of interest were: epidemiology, etiological factors, and treatment with emphasis on therapy. Expert commentary: Stimulant medication, especially methylphenidate, appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine. Unfortunately, data is limited with very few controlled trials of methylphenidate and very limited information on the use of amphetamines or non-stimulant drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-869
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2017

Fingerprint

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Migraine Disorders
Epilepsy
Methylphenidate
Therapeutics
Amphetamines
PubMed
Epidemiology
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • epilepsy in children
  • migraine in children
  • non-stimulant medications for ADHD
  • stimulant medications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

Cite this

Considerations for ADHD in the child with epilepsy and the child with migraine. / Downs, Jennifer; Giust, Julianne; Dunn, David.

In: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Vol. 17, No. 9, 02.09.2017, p. 861-869.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c5793aeabfac4050be24c8df77c21d67,
title = "Considerations for ADHD in the child with epilepsy and the child with migraine",
abstract = "Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbid condition in children with epilepsy and migraine. Treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine is essential but clinicians may overlook symptoms of ADHD and avoid appropriate use of medications that may reduce symptoms of ADHD without compromising treatment of epilepsy or migraine. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for articles on ADHD and epilepsy or migraine. Key papers were reviewed for additional articles. Areas of interest were: epidemiology, etiological factors, and treatment with emphasis on therapy. Expert commentary: Stimulant medication, especially methylphenidate, appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine. Unfortunately, data is limited with very few controlled trials of methylphenidate and very limited information on the use of amphetamines or non-stimulant drugs.",
keywords = "ADHD, epilepsy in children, migraine in children, non-stimulant medications for ADHD, stimulant medications",
author = "Jennifer Downs and Julianne Giust and David Dunn",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/14737175.2017.1360136",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "17",
pages = "861--869",
journal = "Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics",
issn = "1473-7175",
publisher = "Expert Reviews Ltd.",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Considerations for ADHD in the child with epilepsy and the child with migraine

AU - Downs, Jennifer

AU - Giust, Julianne

AU - Dunn, David

PY - 2017/9/2

Y1 - 2017/9/2

N2 - Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbid condition in children with epilepsy and migraine. Treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine is essential but clinicians may overlook symptoms of ADHD and avoid appropriate use of medications that may reduce symptoms of ADHD without compromising treatment of epilepsy or migraine. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for articles on ADHD and epilepsy or migraine. Key papers were reviewed for additional articles. Areas of interest were: epidemiology, etiological factors, and treatment with emphasis on therapy. Expert commentary: Stimulant medication, especially methylphenidate, appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine. Unfortunately, data is limited with very few controlled trials of methylphenidate and very limited information on the use of amphetamines or non-stimulant drugs.

AB - Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common comorbid condition in children with epilepsy and migraine. Treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine is essential but clinicians may overlook symptoms of ADHD and avoid appropriate use of medications that may reduce symptoms of ADHD without compromising treatment of epilepsy or migraine. Areas covered: PubMed was searched for articles on ADHD and epilepsy or migraine. Key papers were reviewed for additional articles. Areas of interest were: epidemiology, etiological factors, and treatment with emphasis on therapy. Expert commentary: Stimulant medication, especially methylphenidate, appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of ADHD in children with epilepsy or migraine. Unfortunately, data is limited with very few controlled trials of methylphenidate and very limited information on the use of amphetamines or non-stimulant drugs.

KW - ADHD

KW - epilepsy in children

KW - migraine in children

KW - non-stimulant medications for ADHD

KW - stimulant medications

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85026918072&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85026918072&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/14737175.2017.1360136

DO - 10.1080/14737175.2017.1360136

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 861

EP - 869

JO - Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

JF - Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

SN - 1473-7175

IS - 9

ER -