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Methylphenidate for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder—Reply

Ole Jakob Storebø, MA, PhD1; Erik Simonsen, MD, PhD1; Christian Gluud, MD, Dr Med Sci2
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1Psychiatric Research Unit, Region Zealand, Denmark
2Copenhagen Trial Unit, Copenhagen, Denmark
JAMA. 2016;316(9):995. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10300.
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In Reply Dr Romanos and colleagues suggest that we included 5 trials in our Cochrane review1 that should have been excluded. We disagree. The 4 trials they state used active controls actually used these cointerventions similarly in both groups (ie, the methylphenidate and the control groups). Such trials should be included according to our protocol.1


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September 6, 2016
Marcel Romanos, MD; Andreas Reif, MD; Tobias Banaschewski, MD, PhD
1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
2Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
3Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
JAMA. 2016;316(9):994-995. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10279.
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