Drug Holidays From ADHD Medication

@article{Ibrahim2015DrugHF,
  title={Drug Holidays From ADHD Medication},
  author={Kinda Ibrahim and Parastou Donyai},
  journal={Journal of Attention Disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={551 - 568}
}
Objective: ADHD is managed by stimulants that are effective but can cause growth retardation. Prescribers should ideally monitor children and trial a “drug holiday” to enable catch-up growth. Our aim was to map the experience of drug holidays from ADHD medication in children and adolescents. Method: A comprehensive search of the literature identified 22 studies published during the period 1972 to 2013. Results: Drug holidays are prevalent in 25% to 70% of families and are more likely to be… 

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