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Beyond polemics: science and ethics of ADHD

Singh, Ilina (2008) Beyond polemics: science and ethics of ADHD. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 9 (12). pp. 957-964. ISSN 1471-003X

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Identification Number: 10.1038/nrn2514


What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Why are so many children being diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medication? Are stimulant drugs an effective and safe treatment strategy? This article explores the current state of scientific research into ADHD and the key social and ethical concerns that are emerging from the sharp rise in the number of diagnoses and the use of stimulant drug treatments in children. Collaborations among scientists, social scientists and ethicists are likely to be the most promising route to understanding what ADHD is and what stimulant drugs do.

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Additional Information: © 2008 Nature
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 19:00

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