Poison centers' experience with methylphenidate abuse in pre-teens and adolescents.

@article{KleinSchwartz2003PoisonCE,
  title={Poison centers' experience with methylphenidate abuse in pre-teens and adolescents.},
  author={Wendy Klein-Schwartz and Jean C McGrath},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={288-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate trends and toxicity of methylphenidate abuse in pre-teens and adolescents reported to poison centers. METHOD The 1993-1999 American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System was queried for methylphenidate abuse cases in children aged 10 through 19 years that were followed to known outcome. Main outcome measures included number of cases annually, toxicity, management site, and coded medical outcome. RESULTS Of 759 cases, 42.7% involved 10… CONTINUE READING

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