Vigilance is crucial amid potential abuse of ADHD drugs

04/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Close attention needs to be paid by doctors and parents to prevent overmedication with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs as well as abuse or sharing among young people, according to this editorial. Pressure from parents for doctors to prescribe the treatments, drug company advertising and awareness of the condition have helped spur increases in reports of stimulant use.

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