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|Title:||Method of treatment for mental disorders|
|Abstract:||The invention relates to a medicament or a method for treating mental disorders, in detail, ADHD comprising lurasidone, or a combination of lurasidone and a D.sub.4 receptor agonist.|
|Inventor(s):||Ikeda; Kazuhito (Osaka, JP), Ishiyama; Takeo (Osaka, JP)|
|Assignee:||Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (Osaka, JP)|
|Filing Date:||May 23, 2011|
|Claims:||1. A method for treating ADHD which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of lurasidone or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof to a mammal in need thereof. |
2. The method of claim 1 wherein treating ADHD is improving attention function in ADHD.
3. A method for treating ADHD which comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of lurasidone or a pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salt thereof and a therapeutically effective amount of a D.sub.4 receptor agonist to a mammal in need thereof.
4. The method of claim 3 wherein treating ADHD is improving attention function in ADHD.
5. The method of claim 3 or 4 wherein the D.sub.4 receptor agonist is one or more medicaments selected from the group consisting of PD-168077, ABT-724, ABT-670, F-15063, A-412997, FAUC-327, Ro-10-5824, CP-226269, PIP-3EA, FAUC-299, FAUC-316, FAUC-179, FAUC-356, FAUC-312, A-369508, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
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