ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a disease or a medical condition affecting children’s learning capabilities. Children suffering from ADHD are easily distracted, have a hard time concentrating and are usually hyper and impulsive. Only a few children in this world have ADHD as most of the children have limited thinking span and sometimes do things without even thinking.
ADHD treatment is very complex and it needs to be tailored according to each suffering child. ADHD Medication and non-medicated therapies combined together are usually used for the treatment of ADHD in children but these two alone aren’t the best solution to treat children with ADHD. Although ADHD medication works faster but they need educational programs, psychological counseling sessions, family support and behavior control sessions along with it. ADHD medical condition is not only limited to children. Adults can experience it as well. There are various medical treatments for ADHD in adults.
Saline Nasal Spray Improves Symptoms of ADHD In Study in Adults
Recently, a placebo-controlled study was carried out that showed positive results regarding the treatment of ADHD in adults. The positive treatment results of Sunovion’s investigational drug dasotraline were presented in Phoenix at the 53rd annual medical meeting of (ACNP), American college of neuropsychopharmacology, held between December 7th to December 11th.
What Is Dasotraline?
Dasotraline is basically a chemical fluid that inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and dopamine. The placebo-controlled study was carried out for 4 full weeks in which adults with ADHD were given a dose of dasotraline, 8mg, and 4mg per day.
Why Is It Important To Continue Study Therapeutic Options To Suppress ADHD Symptoms
ADHD symptoms include impulsiveness, restlessness, behavioral changes, and inattention. This can drastically disrupt a patient’s life. Moreover, the symptoms could also affect his family, his behavior at work and social gatherings.
To improve the quality of life, it is important to study novel therapeutic options for the ADHD patients for overall well-being and proper social functioning.
About Dasotraline And Its Side Effects on ADHD Adult Patients
Dasotraline, a saline nasal spray yields therapeutic effects over ADHD adult patients that lasts for about 24 hours. It also supports potentially strong plasma concentrations at a steady-state level over the particular dosing interval.
However, dasotraline is invented by a single entity, the Sunovion pharmaceuticals and has not been yet approved by the US food and Drug Administration for treating the symptoms of ADHD or any other disease. But the pharmaceutical company is still developing strong evidence to support its use through scientific researches. The company also revealed some side effects of discontinuation of dasotraline in the placebo-controlled study. Side effects in patients were panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety.
ADHD affects 4% of Americans in the United States. It can be present in adults as well as children. This medical condition follows similar symptoms such as restlessness, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, forgetfulness, inattention and etc. Study of therapeutic options to treat symptoms of ADHD is important to eradicate the social impairment of patients in occupational, social and educational functioning.