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Children with high adherence to ADHD medication methylphenidate at greater risk of being prescribed antidepressants

06:33 EDT 27 Mar 2019 | Pharmafile

Children who were treated with methylphenidate-based medications (i.e. Ritalin) for conditions such as ADHD were at significantly greater risk of being prescribed antidepressants in the future, according to study from researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses among children and adolescents around the world. The standard of care typically includes long term treatment with methylphenidate (MPH)-based medications.

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