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ADHD Medication can do more harm than good if not used properly.

ADHD medication seems like the easy answer to ADHD.   One simple little pill could cure your child of all the symptoms of attention deficit disorder.    Medication like Adderall is one of the most prescribed drugs to treat ADHD.   What happens when these drugs start to be abused and given to students so they can get an edge on exams?   Or what if teens start using them as “party drugs”?   Believe it or not there is a black market for ADHD drugs.   Doctors could be prescribing these drugs incorrectly and they could be falling into the hands of drug abusers.   Read below for an excellent article on this subject.

By Nancy Shute
From NPR.com

Information on ADHD Medication.

Adderall and other ADHD medication are among the most prescribed drugs in America.

Quite a few of those pills don’t end up being used to treat ADHD, though. They’re used as “smart drugs” or “study drugs” by students who find the pills give them a mental edge.

The American Academy of Neurology now says: Stop that.

They’re directing that first and foremost to their fellow physicians, the ones who have been writing all those scrips for people who don’t have ADHD, or who perhaps don’t think about all the pills their patients sell on the student black market.

Click here for a full look at the article.

The best choice for ADHD Medication is to not use them unless you must.   Never put your child on mind altering drugs unless it is a last resort.   It is too commonplace these days for a doctor to quickly prescribe some drug to treat any childhood disorder.    They often forget that simple love, a healthy diet, and understanding can go a long way in treating ADHD.

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