Journal article

Prescribing for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in UK primary care: analysis of data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink

Tamsin Newlove-Delgado, William Hamilton, Tamsin J Ford, Ken Stein, Obioha C Ukoumunne

ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2019

Abstract

Guidance on management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK was issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in 2008. No UK study has examined all psychotropic prescribing in young people with ADHD since the introduction of the guidance; this is especially relevant due to the high prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in this population. The aim of this study was to describe primary care prescribing of ADHD and other psychotropic medications for young people with ADHD. The analysis of records of patients with an ADHD diagnosis in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink from 2005 to 2013 was performed. Estimation of the prevalence of prescribing of ADHD ..

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Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded as part of a Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research held by Tamsin Newlove-Delgado (Reference: DRF-2012-05-221). Tamsin NewloveDelgado is currently funded by an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship. Ken Stein and Obioha C. Ukoumunne are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. This report is independent research, and the views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research or the Department of Health.