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Table 3 Distribution of psychotropic drug prescription per each original diagnosis*

From: Prescribed psychiatric interventions for children presented to a university psychiatric clinic in Egypt: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Drugs prescribed Diagnoses (n = 267)
ADHD (n = 173) ASD (n = 14) Conduct disorder (n = 25) Intellectual disability (n = 21) ODD (n = 34)
Stimulants 22 (12.7%)     5 (14.7%)
Atomoxetine 52 (30.1%)   3 (12.0%)   3 (8.8%)
Antipsychotic 33 (19.1%) 10 (71.4%) 16 (64.0%) 11 (52.4%) 18 (52.9%)
Anticonvulsant 11 (6.4%) 4 (28.6%)   1 (4.8%) 5 (14.7%)
Polypharmacy 55 (31.8%)   6 (24.0%) 9 (42.9%) 3 (8.8%)
  1. *5 cases with no prior diagnosis and treated with multivitamins and omega-3