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Study shows thousands of U.S. toddlers medicated for ADHD

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds, especially in poor families, being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, violating established medical guidelines.

Increase in prescriptions for ADHD treatment drugs

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment prescriptions are up 50 per cent in the UK compared to 2007, new data released by the Care Quality Commission indicates.

Study shows that Ritalin does not improve academic performance

Quebec - A long-term study following the performance of children prescribed Ritalin for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed that increased use of the drug led to worse academic achievement; the effect was stronger in boys than in girls.

Pediatricians admit to prescribing deadly drugs to healthy kids

Pediatricians are now touting the use of psychotropic drugs like Adderall on children who do not have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though these drugs are known to cause seizures, hallucinations and sudden death in some cases.

Starting ADHD medication earlier raises standardized test scores

New research shows that children who begin taking stimulant medication for ADHD (attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder) before 4th grade perform better on standardized tests, especially in math.

AHA Says Children Should Be Screened For Heart Problems Prior To Ritalin

Children should be screened for heart problems before they are prescribed drugs like Ritalin, recommends the American Heart Association. Heart disease-stricken children could suffer from sudden cardiac arrest from the medication.

Stressed Chinese Parents Looking to Drug Children for Exams

According to the Beijing News, stressed out parents living in the financial district of Shanghai, China, have been looking for a "prescription stimulant" to give their kids before this week's national college exams.

Australian Judge Rails against Over-diagnosing & Drugging Kids for ADHD

Is ADHD over-diagnosed? Are kids being abused by being needlessly medicated? An Australian Judge seems to think so...

AD(H)D is Bullshit.

The title may be a bit harsh, but I know first hand how much BS this so called "Disease" is. I was diagnosed at 8 and spent 10 years on drugs for it.

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Ritalin is a controlled drug used for treatment of ADHD.
Ritalin is a controlled drug used for treatment of ADHD.

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