TITLE

Patterns of Methylphenidate Use and Assessment of its Abuse and Diversion in Two French Administrative Areas Using a Proxy of Deviant Behaviour Determined from a Reimbursement Database

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
CNS Drugs;2011, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p415
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the patterns of Methylphenidate use and assessment of its abuse and diversion in two French administrative areas with the use of a proxy of deviant behaviour achieved from a reimbursement database. As stated, Methylphenidate is used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It states that the prescription of Methylphenidate has however raised public health concerns due to its high abuse by young adults and college students.
ACCESSION #
66359123

 

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