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What Most Parents Of Teens Are Unaware Of

Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/20/2013 12:47 PM EDT on LiveScience Many parents are not aware that their teenage c...

Buzzed: Energy Drinks + Stimulants = PEDs of Choice?

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

Why are so many teens and young adults turning to stimulant drinks and drugs? Given that I run a busy pediatric practice and take care of patients up to age 21 (or so), I went straight to the source. I heard the same things repeatedly.

Popping Pills No Solution for Bad Schools

Allen Frances | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
Allen Frances

The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.

Taming the ADD Epidemic

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Martin Whitely offers a proven public health cure for this false "epidemic" of diagnosis and treatment, one that has already worked wonders in his native state of Western Australia.

Attention Deficit Disorder Is Over-Diagnosed and Over-Treated

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

ADD has clearly become a public health problem. It is much less clear the degree to which the increased rates are real vs. being a manufactured fad. We have no definitive way to give precise weights to the three options or to determine what is the true rate of ADD.