Philly.Com ( – by W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At least 10,000 toddlers in the United States are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when they shouldn’t be receiving this type of treatment, according to data presented last month by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Susan Visser, DrPH, MS, presented data at the annual meeting at the Carter Center in Atlanta, on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.  Rosalyn Carter began her work in promoting mental health issues in the 1970s when she was First Lady and it continues today, and every year there is a well-attended conference at the Center in Atlanta.

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