Changes in use of psychostimulant medication for ADHD in South Australia (1990-2006).

@article{Prosser2009ChangesIU,
  title={Changes in use of psychostimulant medication for ADHD in South Australia (1990-2006).},
  author={Brenton Prosser and Robert Reid},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={340-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to undertake a retrospective analysis of archival data on psychostimulant prescriptions from South Australia for the periods 1990-2000 and 2001-2006 for 7849 youths aged from birth to 18 years. METHOD A person-based data set was used to assess: (i) rate of new prescriptions by age group; (ii) demographic characteristics (age of psychostimulant start, male: female ratio); (iii) duration of psychostimulant use; and (iv) geographic variation in… CONTINUE READING

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