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The effects of long-term medication on growth in children and adolescents with ADHD: an observational study of a large cohort of real-life patients

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2015
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Title
The effects of long-term medication on growth in children and adolescents with ADHD: an observational study of a large cohort of real-life patients
Published in
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13034-015-0082-3
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Authors

Shelagh Gwendolyn Powell, Morten Frydenberg, Per Hove Thomsen

Abstract

Children and adolescents with ADHD treated with central stimulants (CS) often have growth deficits, but the implications of such treatment for final height and stature remain unclear. Weight and height were assessed multiple times in 410 children and adolescents during long-term treatment with CS, which lasted between 0.9 and 16.1 years. Weight and height measures were converted to z-scores based on age- and sex-adjusted population tables. CS treatment was associated with (1) a relative reduction in body weight and a temporary halt in growth, (2) a weight and height lag after 72 months compared with relative baseline values. No relation to early start of medication (<6 years), gender, comorbid ODD/CD or emotional disorders was observed. Treatment with central stimulants for ADHD impacts growth in children and adolescents, and growth should be continuously monitored in patients on chronic treatment with these medications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Master 6 15%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 4 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Social Sciences 4 10%
Neuroscience 3 8%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 January 2018.
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#7,117,042
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#239
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#103,445
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#20
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