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Socioeconomic gaps and pediatric ADHD drug prescribing

Researchers looked at data involving 1,354 youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the UK and correlated every decile increase in the Index of Multiple Deprivation with a 10% reduced likelihood of ADHD treatment receipt, indicating a significantly higher likelihood of ADHD drug prescriptions among those who live in poor areas. "The social gradient in [children and young people's] receipt of medication represents a novel risk factor that clinicians should aim to modify," researchers wrote in the journal BJPsych Open.  Healio (free registration) (2/25)

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