Survey finds an 'over-reliance' on medication to treat ADHD

Survey finds an 'over-reliance' on medication to treat ADHD

A survey of parents across Scotland found evidence of delays in diagnosing ADHD and inadequate support afterwards. The Scottish ADHD Coalition also uncovered concerns about inadequate training of school staff. The Scottish government said medication was offered in accordance with good clinical practice. It was often accompanied by non-drug treatments such as counselling, it added. About 5% of schoolchildren have ADHD, a neuro-developmental condition which causes hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattention. However, only 1% (9,000) children are known to have the condition north of the border. The Scottish ADHD Coalition believes it is under-diagnosed in many areas. And in its latest...

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