Treatment of apathy with methylphenidate

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

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Abstract

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
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Apathy
Methylphenidate
Mental Disorders
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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Treatment of apathy with methylphenidate. / Padala, Prasad R.; Burke, William J.; Bhatia, Subhash; Petty, Frederick.

In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.12.2007, p. 81-83.

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Padala, Prasad R. ; Burke, William J. ; Bhatia, Subhash ; Petty, Frederick. / Treatment of apathy with methylphenidate. In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2007 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 81-83.
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