The American Academy of Neurology is warning doctors around the country to stop prescribing ADHD medications to healthy children to give them a boost in their schoolwork.
“Doctors caring for children and teens have a professional obligation to always protect the best interests of the child, to protect vulnerable populations, and prevent the misuse of medication,” report author Dr. William Graf, a professor of pediatric neurology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., said in a news release. “The practice of prescribing these drugs, called neuroenhancements, for healthy students is not justifiable.”
Medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most prescribed in the country. The disorder causes problems like overactivity, inattention, poor impulse control, and neutropenia. Ariana-Leilani is being prescribed high doses and amounts of “concerta” for her non-existant ADHD, but makes Severe Neutropenia worse.
Yet is being denied Severe Neutropenia life-saving medicine “Neupogen”… Please sign her petition:
- Neurologists warn against prescribing ADHD drugs to kids as “study drugs” (cbsnews.com)
- Yale Doctor: Stop Prescribing Neuroenhancers To Healthy Kids (connecticut.cbslocal.com)
- Doctors Warn Against ADHD Stimulant Medications In Healthy Children (latinospost.com)