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ADHD Drugs Being Taken By Parents As Well

by Rajshri on September 29, 2006 at 8:48 PM
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ADHD Drugs Being Taken By Parents As Well

New study by prescription manager Medco Health solutions Inc. claims that parents of children who take ADHD medicine end up taking the drugs themselves. The study examined the prescriptions of 107,000 children and their parents last year.

The study also found that if one twin is taking ADHD medicine, it is more likely that the other would also take it than non-twin siblings.

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Impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention are some of the symptoms of ADHD. Robert Epstein, chief medical officer at Medco said that although in childhood boys are more affected than girls, in adulthood the difference was not much.

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