Prevalence of methylphenidate use among Israeli children: 1998-2004.

  title={Prevalence of methylphenidate use among Israeli children: 1998-2004.},
  author={Shlomo Vinker and Rina Vinker and Asher Elhayany},
  journal={Clinical drug investigation},
  volume={26 3},
BACKGROUND Use of methylphenidate for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased throughout the world in the past decade. In Israel, as elsewhere, there is much debate regarding the diagnosis of ADHD and methylphenidate use. The aim of this study was to examine methylphenidate use rates for the treatment of ADHD among children in Israel during the years 1998-2004 with a special focus on prescriptions among girls. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This was a… CONTINUE READING

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