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FIGURE 15–2. Algorithm for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its common comorbid disorders.AMP = amphetamine; ATX =a tomoxetine; BUP = bupropion; FDA = U.S. Food and Drug Administration; MDD = major depressive disorder; MPH = methylphenidate; ODD/CD = oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder; Rx = treatment; SSRI = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor; TCA = tricyclic antidepressants.aChildren's Medication Algorithm Project (CMAP) recommends stimulants as stage 1.bCMAP also suggests low-dose ATX can be combined with stimulants in the event of a partial response to one agent alone.cTCA and BUP have efficacy in ADHD but not childhood depression.


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