Alpha 2 adrenergic agonists. Neurochemistry, efficacy, and clinical guidelines for use in children.


Journal Article (Review)

The alpha 2 adrenergic agonists are used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders and their usage has been increasing. This article presents the rationale and neurochemical basis for treatment of psychiatric disorders with alpha 2 agents, reviews studies examining clinical efficacy, and develops guidelines for usage. Case vignettes are presented to illustrate how the alpha 2 agents can successfully be used in practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newcorn, JH; Schulz, K; Harrison, M; DeBellis, MD; Udarbe, JK; Halperin, JM

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1099 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 9884677

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9884677

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-3955

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70064-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States