Likelihood Kids With AD/HD Will Get Stimulant Medication May Go Beyond Their Symptoms

Medscape (10/18) reported that, according to a study published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, “the likelihood that a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) will receive stimulant medication goes beyond their symptoms.” The study of 1,920 children revealed that “low maternal education increases the likelihood that a child with AD/HD will receive medication, whereas immigrant status decreases the odds.”

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