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TOPIC: Neurologists Against ADHD Drugs To Help Kids Study

Neurologists Against ADHD Drugs To Help Kids Study 22 Jun 2013 14:58 #214

Neurologists Warn Against ADHD Drugs To Help Kids Study
Posted March 14, 2013 by Nancy Shute


Adderall and other ADHD medications 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.

The brain docs are directing that advice 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.

"We don't believe that doctors are supposed to be drug dispensers for healthy people," says William Graf, a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the Yale School of Medicine. "This is an ethics issue."

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Continue reading: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/13/174193454/neurologists-warn-against-adhd-drugs-to-help-kids-study
Last Edit: 25 Jul 2015 03:27 by michael.bailey.
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