CHILDREN and MEDICATION for "ADHD" RESOURCES

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These are Children and Medication for "ADHD" Resources
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Children and Medication for "Behavioral Disorders"
Children and Medication for "Early Puberty"
Children and Medication for Depression || "Chemical Restraints"
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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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ADHD Drugs Not Tested for Safety, Efficacy Over Time
"Investigators at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts found that the majority of studies carried out by sponsors prior to market approval of their ADHD drug were either too small, too short, or both to extrapolate meaningful clinical gains during longer–term follow–up of children receiving drugs for ADHD.
"There is a disconnect between the way these drugs are approved in that they are tested in small numbers of patients over short periods of time vs the way the drugs are used, which is in large numbers of patients for many years," senior author Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and the Children's Hospital Informatics Program, told Medscape Medical News."
Medscape Medical News, July 17, 2014.

Thousands of Toddlers are Medicated for A.D.H.D., report finds, raising worries.
"Children below age 4 are not covered in those guidelines because hyperactivity and impulsivity are developmentally appropriate for toddlers, several experts said, and more time is needed to see if a disorder is truly present."
New York Times, May 16, 2014.

Why Giving Toddlers Adderal Is Evil
"The difficulty is that behaviors that would indicate ADHD in a nine–year‐old are completely normal in a two–year–old. Some of those very busy toddlers may go on to be diagnosed with the disorder in due time, but many others will outgrow them with nothing more than parental guidance.
...Any medical provider for children should know this. Unfortunately, it seems that the medical providers for over 10,000 children don't."
The Daily Beast, May 19, 2014.

News Analysis: Are We Misdiagnosing Childhood Traumas as ADHD?
A new study shows that a child with an ADHD diagnosis is more likely to have also experienced stress and trauma early in life
Health Line, May 06, 2014.

ADHD Diagnosed in up to 10 Percent of North Carolina Children
Reuters Health, February 8, 2002

Mom's Vices May Up Baby's Attention Disorder Risk
Reuters Health, March 26, 2002

More U.S. Kids Taking Meds for Behavior, Depression
Reuters Health, March 28, 2002

Psychotropic Drugs Overprescribed in West, According to UN Official
Reuters Health, June 24, 2002

Toddlers Prescribed Drugs For Behavior
The Age, February 18, 2001

Connecticut Ritalin Law Targets Schools, Not Docs
Reuters Health, July 25, 2001

Kids' Meds Overprescribed?
Marshfield News-Herald, November 11, 2001

Little Known About Safety of Long–Term Ritalin Use, Study Warns
The Canadian Press, November 27, 2001

Trends in the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Preschoolers
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2000

Ritalin Case Puts Parents, Courts on Collision Course
New York Law Journal, August 17, 2000

Ritalin Decision Agonizing
Cincinnati Post, April 15, 2000

Ritalin Use in Virginia is "Astronomical"
The Virginian-Pilot, November 15, 2001

Stimulant Use by Children on Rise
The Age, August 21, 2000

Just Say Yes to Ritalin
Salon, September 25, 2000

Few Psychotropics Have Data for Use in Children
Pediatric News 33(3):27, 1999

Diagnosis, Treatment of ADHD in Very Young Children May Be Inappropriate
Reuters Health, October 22, 1999

Children & Psychotropic Drugs: What's an attorney to do?
ABA Child Law Practice, June 1997

ADD as a Social Invention
Education Week, October 18, 1995

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COMMENTARY and OPINION

Controversies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD: One Doctor's Perspective
By Lawrence H. Diller, M.D. — Healthology.com, August 20, 2001


ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
www.parentsmedguide.org
Guides regarding children and psychotropic medications for depression and ADHD.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
www.aap.org

Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 794-2583
healthychild.ucla.edu

National Institute of Mental Health: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml
Report from NIMH on the treatment of children with mental/emotional disorders; includes sections on medications and other treatments; info on commonly-prescribed psychotropic medications, side effects, and the approved ages for prescriptions.

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