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ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people

Some people believe strongly that ADHD in children is being grossly overdiagnosed. Only professionals in the field of mental health should be allowed the right to diagnose ADHD and subsequently subscribe Ritalin. Ritalin is addictive and has cardiac side effects which can and has proven fatal in children with undiagnosed heart conditions. The CDC indicates that ADHD was diagnosed in 1.6 million elementary school children from 1997 to 1998.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Townhall

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About: ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people

Date: 2 November 2004

Source: Townhall

Author: Armstrong Williams


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