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Does atomoxetine increase the risk of aggression and hostility in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
  1. Somnath Banerjee (somnath.b{at}doctors.org.uk)
  1. East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, School & Child Health, Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom
    1. Hani F Ayyash (hani.ayyash{at}dbh.nhs.uk)
    1. Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, S Yorkshire, United Kingdom

      Abstract

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      1. Aggression and/or hostility can be associated with ADHD (Grade B).

      2. Present evidence does not suggest aggression/hostility with atomoxetine compared with methylphenidate or placebo, although it can not be completed ruled out (Grade A).

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