Study: Use Of Stimulant Medications By US Kids Higher During The School Year

HealthDay (10/18, Preidt) reported that, according to a study published Oct. 13 in the American Sociological Review, use of stimulation medications by US children appears to be “30 percent higher during the school year than in the summer.” After analyzing “prescriptions written for stimulants in the United States during the 2007 to 2008 school year,” researchers theorized that “many children may use stimulants to help them meet academic demands.”

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— “U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, October 17, 2014.

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