Treatment of apathy with methylphenidate

Prasad R. Padala, William J. Burke, Subhash C. Bhatia, Frederick Petty

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Apathy is a common condition that transcends psychiatric diagnoses. Its treatment is not well studied. The authors present four cases of apathy treated with a regimen of methylphenidate. Significant improvement in apathy and its sub-domains (motivation, novelty, and persistence) were noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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