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Marianne Simonsen

Common Danish standards in prescribing medication for children and adolescents with ADHD

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Common Danish standards in prescribing medication for children and adolescents with ADHD. / Dalsgaard, Søren; Humlum, Maria Knoth; Nielsen, Helena Skyt; Simonsen, Marianne.

In: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 23, No. 9, 2014, p. 841-844.

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abstract = "Assessing whether symptoms of attention-deficity hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children are ageinappropriate is essential. Hence, comparing children within one school grade is problematic and the risk of applying relative standards is inherent. Being young-for-grade increases the likelihood of receiving medication in countries with high prevalence of ADHD medication. We test the same hypothesis in a cohort of 418,396 children and find no difference between children who are young-for-grade and old-for-gade. The Danish system, with its restrictive approache to medication and clear diagnostic guidelines seems to have avoided a systematic bias of ADHD medication in young children reported in other countries.",
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N2 - Assessing whether symptoms of attention-deficity hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children are ageinappropriate is essential. Hence, comparing children within one school grade is problematic and the risk of applying relative standards is inherent. Being young-for-grade increases the likelihood of receiving medication in countries with high prevalence of ADHD medication. We test the same hypothesis in a cohort of 418,396 children and find no difference between children who are young-for-grade and old-for-gade. The Danish system, with its restrictive approache to medication and clear diagnostic guidelines seems to have avoided a systematic bias of ADHD medication in young children reported in other countries.

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