Analysis raises questions about ADHD treatments in UK schools

05/12/2010 | Guardian (London), The

UK government data shows a 65% increase over four years in the amount of money schools are spending on medication to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in students, according to this newspaper analysis. The rise in spending highlights the debate over whether the medication is being overused in schools and whether some children who behave badly are being misdiagnosed with the disorder.

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