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Stahl lists ADHD as one of the conditions for which Aricept is "commonly" prescribed off-label, but in my (limited) experience, this is extremely rare. Are they useful in ADHD with any frequency—even in subgroups—among patients that definitely don't have dementia? Is this something to try third or fourth-line?
 

birchswing

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Don't know about Aricept, but Vayarin (which is phosphatidylserine somehow chemically bonded to DHA/EPA) is used for both Alzheimer's and ADHD and it is a cholinergic substance.
 

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Never heard of this and it's not in practice parameters for Child and Adol psyc tx of adhd.
 

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It doesn't really do anything for dementia, and I haven't seen any good data that it does much of anything for ADHD, besides giving some people diarrhea.
 
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It doesn't really do anything for dementia, and I haven't seen any good data that it does much of anything for ADHD, besides giving some people diarrhea.
Well, that tends to get one's attention...