Ritalin or Adderall are often prescribed to treat ADHD, now the most common childhood mental disorder in the US. But is the medication actually making things worse? Are there other ways to treat hyperactivity and attention issues? And what happens when so many children begin a lifetime routine of medication at such a young age? Laci explores the controversy and concern surrounding ADHD medication.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)?
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood."
Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD
"French children don't need medications to control their behavior."
ADHD Drugs Don't Boost Kids' Grades
"Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change."
DO STIMULANT MEDICATIONS IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL
OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD?
"Over the past twenty years, mental disabilities have overtaken physical disabilities as
the leading cause of activity limitations in children."
A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise
"Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
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