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TOPIC: No ADHD Drugs for Healthy Kids, Say Neurologists

No ADHD Drugs for Healthy Kids, Say Neurologists 16 Mar 2013 16:08 #70

No ADHD Drugs for Healthy Kids, Say Neurologists
Posted on March 15, 2012 by Traci Pedersen reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

A new position paper released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that the practice of prescribing cognitive-enhancing drugs (such as ADHD medications) to healthy children and teens is misguided.

“Doctors caring for children and teens have a professional obligation to always protect the best interests of the child, to protect vulnerable populations, and prevent the misuse of medication,” said author William Graf, M.D., of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

“The practice of prescribing these drugs, called neuroenhancements, for healthy students is not justifiable.”


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