More Teens Are Overdosing On ADHD Medications
posted on May 22, 2018
ADHD medications are prescribed for people with the disorder since it can help them be focused and less active. However, more and more children are taking these drugs, which can cause serious side effects. In the U.S., there has been a huge surge in calls to the U.S. Poison Control Centers. The real danger is for children and teenagers taking too much of the medicine or taking it without having ADHD. A new study shows that between years 2000 to 2014, there has been more than 156,000 calls to the U.S. Poison Control Centers regarding the exposure of ADHD drugs to youth 19 years old and younger.
It is recommended that parents would be more aware of their sons’ and daughters’ medical situation, as well as aware of the dosage their children require a day.
You can read more about this from the CBC news article here.
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