An article in MedPage Today citing a study published in the December edition of the journal Pediatrics found that the youngest children in class were twice as likely to be prescribed medications to treat ADHD than the oldest children in their class. Although the study was conducted in Iceland, its findings should be a cautionary reminder that medications should be used judiciously to treat identifiable psychiatric conditions, and not age difference and/or lack of maturity.
To read the article in its entirety, go to the link: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/ADHD-ADD/36004
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