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Resource ID: #12984
Subject: Children
Source: Newsweek Magazine (New York, NY)


Newsweek finds that more than one million American children take Ritalin regularly to help them with Attention Deficit Disorder, an increase of two and a half times since 1990. The investigation finds that Ritalin can be very benificial when prescribed to those children who need the drug, but can backfire when used by those who do not need it. The problem involves distinguishing those children who need the drug from those who don't. For all practical purposes, deagnosing attention deficit remains as much of an art as a science. (March 18, 1996)

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