The extent of drug therapy for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder among children in public schools.

@article{Lefever1999TheEO,
  title={The extent of drug therapy for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder among children in public schools.},
  author={G B Lefever and Keila V. Dawson and A Leslie Morrow},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 9},
  pages={1359-64}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of medication use for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in southeastern Virginia. METHODS Students enrolled in grades 2 through 5 in school districts in city A (n = 5767 students) and city B (n = 23,967 students) were included. Nurses recorded students who received ADHD medication in school. RESULTS The proportion of students receiving ADHD medication was similar in both cities (8% and 10%) and was 2 to 3 times… CONTINUE READING

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