Effects of stimulants and atomoxetine on cortisol levels in children with ADHD.

Psychiatry research

PubMedID: 23850434

Isaksson J, Hogmark Å, Nilsson KW, Lindblad F. Effects of stimulants and atomoxetine on cortisol levels in children with ADHD. Psychiatry Res. 2013;.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have lower diurnal cortisol levels than non-ADHD-comparisons. Aiming at elucidating effects of ADHD-medication we investigated saliva cortisol in children with ADHD: 20 without medication, 147 on methylphenidate, and 21 on atomoxetine. The only significant finding was that children on atomoxetine had higher cortisol levels at bedtime than non-medicated.