remedies http://kalw.org en Are doctors over-prescribing Ritalin? http://kalw.org/post/are-doctors-over-prescribing-ritalin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirty years ago, it was rare for a kid to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Today, about five million children carry that diagnosis -- and more than two million of them are taking the drugs used to treat its symptoms.</span></p><p>Methylphenidate is a pharmaceutical most commonly-prescribed for ADHD. Its most well known trade name is Ritalin. It’s a psycho-stimulant drug that’s also used to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder, narcolepsy, and depression. But, pediatrician Sandy Newmark thinks it’s over-prescribed.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 01:30:12 +0000 Hana Baba 30496 at http://kalw.org Are doctors over-prescribing Ritalin?