Rates and predictors of adherence to psychotropic medications in children with autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Logan2014RatesAP,
  title={Rates and predictors of adherence to psychotropic medications in children with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Sarah L. Logan and Laura A Carpenter and Richard Scott Leslie and Kelly S Hunt and Elizabeth L Garrett-Mayer and Jane M. Charles and Joyce Shealy Nicholas},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={
          2931-48
        }
}
Medication adherence in children is poor, particularly among those with chronic or mental health disorders. However, adherence has not been fully assessed in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The validated proportion of days covered method was used to quantify adherence to psychotropic medication in Medicaid-eligible children who met diagnostic criteria for ASD between 2000 and 2008 (N = 628). Among children prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications, antidepressants… CONTINUE READING
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