Policy On Adhd Treatment

NPR's Vicky Que reports that a panel of scientists today will issue a new policy on the definition and treatment of Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder, also called ADHD. It's estimated to affect between three and five percent of all U.S. school children. Many experts believe that doctors too frequently prescribe drugs to fight ADHD...especially Ritalin. Between 1990 and 1995, distribution of that drug increased five fold.



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