October 9, 2012

There Is No I In ADHD

Kids are taking ADHD drugs to offset the effects of underfunded schools:

"If I don't take my medicine I'd be having attitudes. I'd be disrespecting my parents. I wouldn't be like this."

Despite Quintn's experience with Adderall, the Rocaforts decided to use it with their 12-year-old daughter, Alexis, and 9-year-old son, Ethan. These children don't have A.D.H.D., their parents said. The Adderall is merely to help their grades, and because Alexis was, in her father's words, "a little blah."

On the bright side: Quintn.

Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School [nyt]

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