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Oct 9
Amanda Rocafort and her son Quintn in Woodstock, Ga. Quintn takes the medication Risperdal. (via Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School - NYTimes.com)
Excerpt:


CANTON, Ga. — When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.


The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.

Amanda Rocafort and her son Quintn in Woodstock, Ga. Quintn takes the medication Risperdal. (via Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School - NYTimes.com)

Excerpt:

CANTON, Ga. — When Dr. Michael Anderson hears about his low-income patients struggling in elementary school, he usually gives them a taste of some powerful medicine: Adderall.

The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.