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Can J Psychiatry. 1992 Oct;37(8):570-2.

Are too many children being treated with methylphenidate?

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Bureau of Dangerous Drugs, Health and Welfare Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Abstract

A survey was conducted of the use of methylphenidate in British Columbia during a six month period to determine if a disproportionate number of children are being treated with methylphenidate for hyperactivity. The data obtained do not indicate a problem regarding the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. However, the data pertaining to adults indicate that the reasons stated for prescribing methylphenidate are controversial in a significant number of cases.

PMID:
1423160
DOI:
10.1177/070674379203700809
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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