Ritalin advertisement, 1979. |
Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 36, No. 3.
Juvenile pranks... or signs of MBD? (A differential diagnosis is important)
In past generations, youngsters' pranks were generally regarded with a tolerant attitude -- at worst, they were considered a minor nuisance.
However, with today's medical knowledge, it is recognized that a certain number of disruptive children may actually be suffering from the MBD syndrome.
When your diagnosis differentiates an MBD child from a normal but overactive child or from one who may have an organic or behavior disorder
not associated with MBD, an appropriate remedial program is usually initiated.
Ritalin has proved its value as an important adjunct in the management of MBD for well over a decade.
Heel-knee test   ~   Pointing and past pointing test
Ritalin® (methylphenidate)   ~   An effective member of the MBD management team
Please turn page for brief prescribing information.       CIBA