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We are overmedicating America’s poorest kids – The Washington Post

In America, poverty is a disease that comes with a host of symptoms. If you’re poor, you’re more likely to suffer from diabetes or asthma. You’re also, apparently, more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and dosed with a stimulant, even if you’re only 2 years old.

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that thousands of children between the ages of 2 and 3 are being prescribed stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall for ADHD. This, even though the medicine’s safety and effectiveness has barely been explored in that age group.

via We are overmedicating America’s poorest kids – The Washington Post.

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