Wong, I.C.K., Asherson, P., Bilbow, A., Clifford, S., Coghill, D., DeSoysa, R., Hollis, C., McCarthy, S., Murray, M.L., Planner, C., Potts, L., Sayal, K. and Taylor, E. (2009) Cessation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in the young (CADDY)--a pharmacoepidemiological and qualitative study. Health Technology Assessment , 13 (50). pp. 1-144. 10.3310/hta13500.
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Part 1 study demonstrated that the prevalence of prescribing by GPs to patients with ADHD dropped significantly from age 15 to 21. The fall in prescribing was greater than the reported age-related decrease in symptoms, raising the possibility that treatment is prematurely discontinued in some young adults where ADHD symptoms persist. Part 2 of the study identified that some young adults had difficulty in obtaining treatment after discharge from paediatric services. Future work should include randomised placebo-controlled trials into long-term treatment with stimulants, particularly methylphenidate.
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