Characteristics of adolescents and young adults with ADHD who divert or misuse their prescribed medications.

@article{Wilens2006CharacteristicsOA,
  title={Characteristics of adolescents and young adults with ADHD who divert or misuse their prescribed medications.},
  author={Timothy E Wilens and Martin Gignac and Allison Swezey and Michael C. Monuteaux and Joseph Biederman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={408-14}
}
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the risks and characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients who misuse or divert their stimulant medications. As part of a 10-year longitudinal study of youths with ADHD, the authors evaluated medication diversion or misuse at the last follow-up period. METHOD Structured psychiatric interviews for diagnosis and a self-report questionnaire regarding medication use in medicated subjects with ADHD compared with controls without ADHD… CONTINUE READING

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