Table 10Long-term functional outcomes of methylphenidate from Hechtman, 1984167

VariableFavorsMPH groupNontreatedP value
Age at follow-upNA22 years20 years<0.01
Living with girlfriend/wife (n)MPH85<0.01
Duration last job heldNontreated21 weeks70 weeks<0.001
AggressionUntreated<0.06
Current psychiatric treatment (n)MPH122<0.02
Age starting alcohol useNontreated14.8 years16.2 years<0.03
Duration of alcohol useNontreated25 months10.8 months<0.05
Abuse/addiction to alcohol (n)MPH1326<0.05
Age at first cocaine useMPH20 years18.9 years<0.02
Age stopping cocaine useNontreated22 years18.9 years<0.001

Abbreviations: MPH, Methylphenidate; NA, not applicable.

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