Amphetamine-induced chorea in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

John Christopher Morgan, W. Christopher Winter, G. Frederick Wooten

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Abstract

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is treated frequently with stimulants in both children and adults. While tics are occasional complications of stimulant therapy, chorea is reported rarely. We describe an adult ADHD patient who developed chorea upon dose escalation of mixed amphetamine salts, which resolved on discontinuation of the drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

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Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Amphetamine
  • Chorea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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