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ADHD Meds May Be a Prescription for Bullying

A new University of Michigan study recently reported that kids and teens who have been diagnosed with ADHD and take medications like Ritalin are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don’t have ADHD.

“At even higher risk were middle and high school students who sold or shared their medications–those kids were four-and-a-half times likelier to be victimized by peers than kids without ADHD.”

“Having a diagnosis of ADHD has lifelong consequences,” she said. “These youth aren’t living in isolation. As they transition into adulthood, the social effects of their ADHD diagnosis will impact a broad range of people with whom they come into contact.” Read more.

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