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Table 4 Length of Therapy-By Medication Class

From: Patient characteristics, comorbidities, and medication use for children with ADHD with and without a co-occurring reading disorder: A retrospective cohort study

Medication Class ADHD ADHD + RD P Value
  N Mean (Months) SD Median (Months) N Mean (Months) SD Median (Months)  
Long-Acting Stimulants 69623 6.5 3.57 6.5 181 6.4 3.36 6.3 0.722
Short-Acting Stimulants 22739 4.1 3.28 3.0 54 3.2 2.88 2.0 0.053
Any Stimulant 75354 6.7 3.52 6.8 190 6.5 3.33 6.9 0.609
Non-Stimulants 25506 5.8 3.80 5.6 65 5.2 3.53 4.8 0.212
Antidepressants 14966 5.4 3.78 4.8 43 4.8 3.88 3.0 0.303
Antipsychotics 15703 6.4 3.75 6.7 52 6.3 3.67 7.3 0.863
Anxiolytics 3982 1.9 2.83 0.9 8 1.4 1.64 0.8 0.578
  1. N is the total number of patients with non-missing days supply.
  2. T-tests were used to examine differences in mean length of therapy between the two groups.