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BACKGROUND The aim of this work is to estimate the French frequencies of dispensed psychotropic prescriptions in children and adolescents. Prevalence estimations of dispensed prescriptions are compared to the frequencies of use of psychotropic reported by 17 year-old adolescents. METHODS Prescription data is derived from national health insurance(More)
The junior temperament and character inventory (JTCI) has been developed for the assessment of temperament and character dimensions in childhood based on Cloninger’s model of personality. We evaluated the psychometric proprieties of a French child and parent-rated version of the JTCI based on a previous German version, and assessed the correlations between(More)
OBJECTIVE Preliminary evidence suggests a comorbidity between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity. This study was carried out to identify the clinical characteristics of obese adolescents with a higher probability of ADHD and advance the understanding of the potential factors underlying the comorbidity between obesity and ADHD. We(More)
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of "as needed" (pro re nata or prn) psychotropic medication in a child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient population. The study was carried out on the psychiatry ward of a paediatric teaching hospital in Paris, France. Methods. A prospective analysis of prn psychotropic drug prescriptions and(More)
To study adjunctive medications used with antipsychotic agents in schizophrenia via comparisons of antidepressant, anxiolytic and antiparkinsonian co‐prescribing. In the context of a national naturalistic prospective observational study, a database containing all the prescriptions from 100 French psychiatrists during the year 2002 was analysed. The(More)
Objective: To determine the cardiovascular, subjective effects and potential of abuse liability of single dose (–) ephedrine (E) administered orally (50 mg) or intranasally (10 mg and 5 mg). Methods: Sixteen healthy Caucasian men with no history of drug/alcohol/nicotine abuse or dependence received intranasal single doses of E 5 mg, 10 mg and oral doses of(More)
BACKGROUND The DSM-IV age at onset criterion for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been a subject of debate. In DSM-5, the required age at onset (ie, the age by which impairing symptoms must have been present) has increased from 7 years to 12 years. The present study examined measurement properties of ADHD symptoms according to age at(More)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common of the pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Methylphenidate is an important element of therapeutic strategies for ADHD. Clinicians are interested in the safety of methylphenidate. Because this drug raises heart rate and blood pressure, concerns have been raised about its(More)
HIGHLIGHTS Both spatial and temporal analyses of the Center of Pressure demonstrate that children with ADHD have poorer postural control than typically developing sex-, age-, and IQ-matched children.Poor sensory integration in postural control could partially explained the deficits in postural stability in children with ADHD.MPH treatment improves postural(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the use of psychotropic medications for both labeled and off-labeled indications in a French paediatric teaching hospital. METHODS A prospective analysis of all psychotropic drug prescriptions was conducted during a 6-month interval. Details were recorded from the computerized prescription order entry(More)