Comment: Ongoing questioning and dilemmas
There is no clinician who has never been challenged by the questioning of an anxious parent regarding the length of medication treatment prescribed to their newly diagnosed child. Parents are invariably shocked when they hear that no prediction can be made. Resorting to statistics can give them some hope, but the prospect of their child possibly having to be on a medication (and a controversial one for that) into their adult life is not taken lightly.
ADHD in practice 2010; 2(4): 3–3
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