I've never been against using medication in children. I am against a first and only use of medication in children who are minimally impaired. I believe first one must try to employ effective non-drug interventions of behavior modification and special education.
The American Academy of Pediatrics' announcement of new guidelines for diagnosing children with ADHD sparked in me some questions about ADHD and how we are using medication to treat our children. So I turned to one of the experts, Dr. Robert Needlman.