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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.nature.com/nrn/index.html
Additional Information: © 2008 Nature
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 11:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37145/

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