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Methylphenidate and Autism Ranking: Mildly Hazardous Strong positive evidence

Audience

Stimulant medications (such as methylphenidate) are designed to help individuals with problem behaviours such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention which affect the individual's ability to function.

According to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2000)

'Methylphenidate ... is not currently licensed for use in children less than 6 years old.'

 

Updated
24 Dec 2018
Last Review
01 Dec 2018
Next Review
01 Dec 2021