Incidence and prevalence of drug-treated attention deficit disorder among boys in the UK.

@article{Jick2004IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prevalence of drug-treated attention deficit disorder among boys in the UK.},
  author={Hershel Jick and James A. Kaye and Corri Black},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 502},
  pages={345-7}
}
BACKGROUND Drug treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADD) was rare in the United Kingdom (UK) until in the mid-1990s. This contrasts with North America, where such treatment has been used to treat ADD for many decades. Since no quantitative data on the incidence and prevalence of drug-treated ADD are available in the UK, we used the general practice research database (GPRD) to obtain such information. AIMS To provide estimates of incidence and prevalence of treated ADD in the UK for the… CONTINUE READING

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