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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just published its first national study on the various forms of treatment used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study examined the use of medication, behavioral therapy, and dietary supplements — and its results were eye-opening.

 

Almost 1 in 4 preschoolers were treated with medication alone.

 

That is an astounding number, when you stop and consider that a preschooler’s brain is still under active development. Prescribing stimulants to such a young child’s brain is a bad idea, given we have no longitudinal, long-term studies demonstrating that these medications won’t be harmful in a child’s development.

 

Read on to learn more about the study’s key findings.

 

Read More …

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/04/03/too-many-preschoolers-getting-medications-for-adhd/



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