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Neurologists Advise Against Doctors Prescribing ADHD Medications To Children

March 21, 2013

ADHD medications such as Adderall and Ritalin have become popular among students as "study drugs." However, there's a lot physicians and patients don't know about the unnecessary use of these prescriptions. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that approximately three million kids were prescribed some kind of ADHD medication in the United States. That makes it the most prescribed medication in the country. The American Academy of Neurology has published a position paper discouraging doctors from prescribing these mind-enhancing drugs to students for the sole purpose of helping them concentrate on schoolwork. MD, of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. and Member of the American Academy of Neurology, William Graf says this practice "is not justifiable." To read more - Click here

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