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Curb ADHD Over-diagnosis to Improve Children's Health

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently published their position on ADHD and medication, strongly warning doctors and parents about overprescribing medications such as Ritalin or Adderall due to reported health risks. Read More


I'd definitely agree that solid parenting and/or behavioral counseling should be the first line of defense against ADHD. What effects are there on people when prescribed ADHD drugs they don't need? Are they mental or physical, and how severe are they typically? When diagnosing ADHD, would it be better to be more conservative(lean towards saying they don't have it), or more liberal(lean towards saying they do have it)?

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Richard Taite is CEO and founder of the Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center in Malibu, California and co-author of the book Ending Addiction for Good.


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