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Trends in the prescribing of stimulant medication for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adolescents in NSW

Pia Salmelainen

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Pia Salmelainen

Abstract

They are the children who impulsively grab toys, butt in, push others and who can’t wait their turn. They are the children who are full of uncontrolled activity, who throw tantrums, and who don’t listen or follow instructions. They are the children who can’t concentrate, who are easily distracted, and who are too disorganised and unfocused to complete tasks. Who are they? They are the children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and for many of these children, life can be difficult.