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Effects of Methylphenidate in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systemic, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 August 1990 00:00
"Stimulant medication, particularly methylphenidate (Ritalin), has become an increasingly common treatement for the management of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recent surverys estimate that between 3% and 6% of elementary-school-aged children are taking medication for management of attention deficits and hyperactivity, with stimulants representing 99% of the medications prescribed. This represents an increase of up to 248% in the rate of prescribing such medication during the past 10 years."


Barkley, Russell A. PhD, McMurray, Mary B. MD, Edelbrock, Craig S. PhD, and Robbins Kathy, "Effects of Methylphenidate in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systemic, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation", Pediatrics, August 1, 1990, Vol. 86, Num. 2, pp. 184-192

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