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Study says ADHD drugs do not boost heart risk in kids

November 2, 2011

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Michael Craig Miller, MD, Senior Editor, Mental Health Publishing, Harvard Health Publishing

Michael Craig Miller, M.D., was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Mental Health Letter from August 2000 to March 2012. Published monthly, the Harvard Mental Health Letter was read widely by professionals and non-professionals alike. Dr. … See Full Bio
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Jason Smith, M.D.
December 8, 2011

It seems that there is some relevance to the idea of limiting certain treatments for adolescents with ADHD. It also seems that if ADHD symptoms remain unchecked that there is a strong chance future signs of addiction may develop in this population. Curious…

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Md Ayub Khan
November 15, 2011

Although drug treatment is helpful for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorders, drugs should not be recommended for children who exhibit symptoms secondary to environmental factors, primary disorders or mental retardation. However, these have often been used in such cases with some benefit.

Stimulant drugs are recommended for ADHD.

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