According to a study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, from 2002 to 2010, the use of ADHD drugs grew by 46 percent, or some 800,000 prescriptions a year. The Number One drug dispensed to adolescents was the stimulant methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, with more than four million prescriptions filled in 2010.
Medications can help, of course, but this trend is rather alarming. Even if parents do decide to opt for medicine, there are other methods for dealing with ADHD that can help children succeed.
There are many strategies available to help children with ADHD succeed in life. Weigh the risks versus rewards of all medications, especially those you give to your children.
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ADHD Prescriptions for Teens Have Nearly Doubled in the Last Decade
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