ADHD drugs are the most often prescribe drug to children. Even when numbers are showing a decline in drugs being prescribed to children. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder seems to still be only treated with drugs in the medical world. One must ask why? There are plenty of alternative treatments to ADD that parents can use. So why risk your child to mind altering drugs if you do not need to? The article below has more on this issue.
By Tara Haelle
From Daily RX
ADHD Drugs Still Used Even in Decline in General Drug Prescriptions
Though the past decade has seen increases in prescription drugs used among adults, the use of doctor-prescribed medications among children has actually declined – with some exceptions.
From 2002 to 2010, adult prescriptions increased 22 percent, but children’s prescriptions declined and experienced significant shifts regarding what was prescribed.
While prescriptions for antibiotics and allergy medications decreased, prescriptions for attention-deficit disorder/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) medications and birth control shot up.
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ADHD drugs should be in decline as well. As parents, we owe it to our children to find better ways to treat ADHD. They do exist, we just need to be willing to search for them.
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