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MAR 13, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Be cautious of mind-altering drugs for kids: doctors

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors warn about the ethical and medical implications of prescribing attention-boosting and mood-altering medications to healthy kids and teens, in a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology. Focusing on stimulants typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, researchers said the number of diagnoses and prescriptions have risen dramatically over the past two decades. Young people with the disorder clearly benefit from treatment, lead author Dr. ...

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