Children's persistence with methylphenidate therapy: a population-based study.

  title={Children's persistence with methylphenidate therapy: a population-based study.},
  author={Anton R Miller and Christopher E. Lalonde and Kimberlyn M. McGrail},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={49 11},
OBJECTIVE To examine persistence with methylphenidate (MPH) therapy among children and youth in the general population. METHOD We conducted a retrospective analysis of longitudinally organized, individual-specific anonymous data from linked prescription and health databases covering the population of British Columbia for 1990 through 1996. No prescriptions being filled for 4 months indicated cessation of one bout of therapy. RESULTS Among 16,945 identified MPH patients aged 19 years or… CONTINUE READING

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