Using Stimulant Medication for Children with ADHD: What Do Parents Say? A Brief Report

  title={Using Stimulant Medication for Children with ADHD: What Do Parents Say? A Brief Report},
  author={Alice Charach and Anna Skyba and Lisa Cook and Beverley J. Antle},
  journal={Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l'Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent},
  volume={15 2},
INTRODUCTION Long-term adherence to stimulant treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is frequently poor. Since parents are the key decision makers regarding their child's health care, their thoughts regarding medication use are crucial to whether children take prescribed stimulants. To develop an understanding of what parents think about using stimulants to treat their children's ADHD symptoms we consulted groups of parents about their experiences. METHODS Using… CONTINUE READING
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