new article in new york times – by prof of psychology. raises lots of questions about using ritalin or other stimulants in children. (doesnt say anything about adults). i would have to dig a lot deeper to grasp all he says. But one of his points seems to be that since we don’t know what causes ADD (he says), we shouldnt treat it with medication. Another reason he is gives is that the medication (he says) only works for a few years(???). well, if that were true, wouldn’t giving a child with ADD a few years of being able to focus, learn and achieve be worth it?
I can only assume that the good prof does not have a child with ADD nor does he have it himself (tho I have learned to beware of making assumptions). There are a lot of myths and misinformations about ADD and ADHD out there.
we also need strategies