The effect of pharmacotherapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on risk of seizures in pediatric patients as assessed in an insurance claims database.


PURPOSE To estimate the rate of new-onset seizure in ADHD patients in relation to ADHD pharmacotherapy. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 34,727 patients, ages 6 to 17, with at least two insurance claims bearing ADHD diagnoses during 2003 in the UnitedHealthcare database. Incidence of seizure was calculated for observation time during treatment with… (More)


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