Most cited CAMH paper #19 of 25: Young People’s Experience of ADHD and Stimulant Medication: A Qualitative Study for the NICE Guideline

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To celebrate the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal’s 25th anniversary, we have released the 25 top cited articles of all time*! All papers are freely available online for you to read.

Number 19 is…

Young People’s Experience of ADHD and Stimulant Medication: A Qualitative Study for the NICE Guideline
Ilina Singh, Tim Kendall, Clare Taylor, Alex Mears, Chris Hollis, Martin Batty, Sinead Keenan
First Published: 17 May 2010

Key Practitioner Message

  • Young people who are already taking stimulant medication are more positive about medication than about other interventions
  • Young people are more likely to be aware of a positive impact of medication in their social relationships than in other areas such as academic performance
  • Young people’s experiences of bullying are more often connected to their ADHD behaviours than to taking tablets
  • Close friendships are important to young people with ADHD and are sometimes used to protect them from bullying and in other difficult situations
  • Young people with ADHD believe that physical activity is helpful to them and of those activities sports (especially boxing) are most helpful

* as of December 2019

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