6/08/2007

The link between divorce and children's ADHD

Evidence suggests that children living in single-parent or step-parent households are 200% more likely than children in households with 2 biological parents to be prescribed methylphenidate (psychostimulant drug most commonly prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in children). Although more research are needed to confirm the causal links in this association, many (me included) believe divorce causes children's behavior problems, which leads to prescriptions.

1 comment:

Axistive said...

I'm with you. I think that the emotional rollercoaster of a divorce is enough to mentally scatter most children.