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Study on misuse of ADHD medications

In the March 2006 issue of Pediatrics, a study led by Dr. Tim Wilens found that people with ADHD were more likely to abuse their stimulant medication than people without ADHD. (One could argue that it could be due to the fact that the medication is much more easily accessed by people with ADHD.)

Eleven percent admitted selling their stimulant meds. All of the people who sold their meds also had substance abuse disorder or conduct disorder. Eighty-three percent of those who reported misusing their drugs had another disorder along with ADHD.


By |2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00March 3rd, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study on misuse of ADHD medications

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.