Dr. Hallowell’s Response

Well-known Dr. Ned Hallowell responds to Sroufe with a doctor’s opinion…{EF}

Regarding the opinion piece “Ritalin Gone Wrong” written by Alan Sroufe, Ph.D., (NY Times, Jan. 29, 2012): As is usually the case when the use of stimulant medications like Ritalin makes it into mainstream media, the piece pushed emotional hot-buttons in a way that would scare the daylights out of uninformed readers and lead them to avoid ever using such medications or allowing their children to, thereby giving up on a class of medications with enormous potential benefits.

Let me offer a different point of view. I’m an M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist who’s been treating children who have what we now call ADHD for over 30 years….

CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE: Dr. Hallowell’s Response to “Ritalin Gone Wrong”

Post Source: Dr. Hallowell’s Blog

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