12 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids From Too Many Pills

October 2, 2014 6:28 PM

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We are turning our kids into pill poppers. The rate of ADHD has tripled in just 20 years -- it is now diagnosed in 11 percent of all children aged 4-17 and is medicated in 6 percent of them. And the percentages get really crazy for teenage boys -- 20 percent are diagnosed and 10 percent are medicated.

There is also compelling evidence that most of this "ADHD" comes from careless diagnosis. How else to explain that a child's date of birth is the best predictor of whether he gets the label -- the youngest kid in the class is almost twice as likely as the oldest to be diagnosed with ADHD. Misplaced ...

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