Prevalence of medication treatment for hyperactive adolescents

D. J. Safer, J. M. Krager

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Biannual surveys in Baltimore County reveal a consistent increase in the rate of medication treatment for hyperactivity (HA) from 1975 to 1983 for public elementary school students and an even more prominent increase for public secondary school students. Furthermore, secondary school students on medication for HA differ from their elementary school counterparts in that they are proportionally more often male, are more often given long-acting stimulant medications, and have remained on medication for a far longer period of years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalPsychopharmacology bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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