Photic Responses in Hyperkinesis of Childhood

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Science  24 Dec 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4016, pp. 1356-1357
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4016.1356


Intravenous injections of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system decreased photic driving responses and photoinyoclonic responses in hyperkinetic children. Neither injections of saline in these children nor injections of stimulant drugs in normal subjects produced such diminution. The neurophysiological implications are discussed.

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