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Health Topic:   Mental health and behavioural conditions
Guidance:   Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Description:   The summary of the published clinical guideline on Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) . It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

Soppitt R et al (2010) Drug treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Journal of Clinical Audits Vol 2(2); p62-66

Description: All patients on ADHD medication currently or in the past 6 months were included from 2 Consultant Psychiatrists. 38 cases were identified. Consultant psychiatrists diagnosed all new ADHD cases. All patients were treated using monotherapy initially-either methylphenidate or atomoxetine according to the guidelines. Results found that there was zero compliance with new recommendations of monitoring blood pressure and heart rate before and after each dose alteration in the updated NICE guideline.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice Local

Care Quality Commission (2013) The safer management of controlled drugs - Annual report 2012

Description: This is the sixth annual report from the CQC on the regulation of controlled drugs in England and relates to the year ending 31 December 2012. Analysis of primary care prescribing data collected by NHS Prescription Services has found that prescriptions for Methylphenidate drugs has risen 56% in the six year period since 2007, with 657,358 items being prescribed in 2012 compared to 420,421 items in 2007.

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