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4. Results

Pia Salmelainen

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Pia Salmelainen

Abstract

Figure 1 shows the number of children with ADHD who were commenced on stimulant medication for the first time in each year in the period 1990 to 2000. It can be seen that a significant increase occurred over this time, particularly in the period 1990 to 1994. The slight downward change from 1995 to 1996 may, at least in part, be due to the introduction of the general approval system. The number of children commenced on stimulant medication for the first time in 2000 was about five times the number for 1990.