• Arthur M. Small
  • Richard Perry


The use of drugs for the treatment of child and adolescent behavioral problems in a residential setting dates from 1937, with Bradley’s report on the beneficial effects of the stimulant drug benzedrine on the school performance and conduct of a group of 30 boys and girls, ages 5 to 14 years. Since that time, psychopharmacotherapy has become an accepted and useful treatment modality in residential and hospital settings for children and adolescents.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autistic Child Residential Treatment Stimulant Medication Conduct Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur M. Small
    • 1
  • Richard Perry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Bellevue Hospital Center and Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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