58 Drug treatment of ADHD in children and adolecents – tenuous scientific basis

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Abstract

Objectives

A presentation of recent reviews on the pharmacological treatment of ADHD in children and adolecents in light of overdiagnosis.

Method

Discussant review.

Results

Recent studies have yielded only weak evidence to support todays extensive use of ADHD-medication to childen and adolecents.

Conclusions

The state of affairs should trigger renewed public and expert discussion.

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