Prescription of psychostimulants

The basic definition of the defined daily dose (DDD) is:

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. (Source: WHO Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology)

A slight fall in the prescribing level is indicated by the current data for prescription of the psychostimulants atomoxetine and methylphenidate in the case of children aged from 0 – 19 years (2014 − 2015).

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