Is the evidence base of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder flawed?

@article{Hoekstra2016IsTE,
  title={Is the evidence base of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder flawed?},
  author={Pieter J. Hoekstra and Jan K. Buitelaar},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={339-340}
}
The increase in methylphenidate use in many European countries and many other parts of the world [1, 2, 4], has raised a considerable concern in society about the possible overtreatment of children with psychostimulants. European guidelines for best practice from the healthcare associations and authorities for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) recommend that methylphenidate (which has a marketing authorization as part of a comprehensive treatment program for ADHD… CONTINUE READING
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