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ADHD Experts Re-evaluate Zeal for Drugs

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  • In 1999, an $11-million study came to the conclusion that medication was superior to behavioral therapy for treating ADHD
  • The study is widely used by pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and school systems to promote the use of ADHD drugs over therapy
  • The study’s co-authors, and subsequent research, are now saying that the study oversold medications’ benefits while unfairly discrediting behavioral therapy
  • If your child has behavioral problems, nutritional factors should also be addressed

By Dr. Mercola

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) now impacts 1 in 10 American children—a 22 percent increase from 2003. About two-thirds of these children are on some form of prescription medication, which has become the go-to treatment for this increasingly common condition.


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