Report Shows Thousands Of Toddlers Medicated For AD/HD

The New York Times (5/17, Schwarz, Subscription Publication) reported that according to CDC data released Friday, “more than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines.” The article goes on to explain that “very few scientific studies have examined the use of stimulant medications in young children,” though the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored a small-scale study in 2006.

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— “Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries,” Alan Schwarz, New York Times, May 16, 2014.

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