Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term – NYTimes.com

This week the EdFive takes a long look at ADD and the use of Ritalin. L Alan Sroufe, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, touched off a lively exchange last week with his stance that Ritalin’s “gone wrong” in the NYT Sunday Review…{EF}

THREE million children in this country take drugs for problems in focusing. Toward the end of last year, many of their parents were deeply alarmed because there was a shortage of drugs like Ritalin and Adderall that they considered absolutely essential to their children’s functioning.

But are these drugs really helping children? Should we really keep expanding the number of prescriptions filled? In 30 years there has been a twentyfold increase in the consumption of drugs for attention-deficit disorder.

CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE: Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term

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