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TOPIC: ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix

ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix 08 Jan 2014 15:08 #301

ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix
Posted January 6, 2014 by Dr. Dale Archer

At long last, the scientific research community is rethinking a 20-year old study about the benefits of medicating ADHD with stimulants like Ritalin. The study, funded with $11 million from the National Institute of Mental Health, weighed the pros and cons of medication versus long-term behavioral therapy and skills training. The findings came down heavily in favor of medicating, arguing that pills trumped all other treatments, improving symptoms of the so-called disorder. Not only that, it found that adding any type of behavioral therapy offered no benefit to medication alone.

The landmark research was a multi-billion dollar gift to the pharmaceutical industry, which took those findings and ran a marathon with them. As I discuss in my column, “The Dark Side of Big Pharma”, stimulant sales have quintupled since 2002 to more than $8 billion in revenues. The number of children on medication for ADHD has grown to 3.5 million from 600,000 in 1990, according to the CDC, with a diagnosis in 15 percent of high-school age children when, in fact, the true rate is closer to 5 percent, with only a small minority of that group truly needing to be medicated.


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