Hidden dangers of failure to diagnose ADHD correctly

时间:2019-03-02 12:19:01166网络整理admin

IT SOUNDS like a mad idea, but it works. Take children who are unruly and unable to focus on their schoolwork, and give them amphetamine-like stimulants. Far from making them bounce off the walls, the drugs can turn little terrors into attentive students. However, the idea of prescribing drugs related to addictive illegal stimulants has always caused concern – all the more so given the escalation in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the condition the drugs are supposed to treat. Now reports are coming in of serious adverse reactions, including hallucinations and, in rare suspected cases,