ADD / ADHD, ADD / ADHD Medication, Medication

Ritalin and Divorce

Mindhacks has an interesting post on how Ritalin prescriptions increase when parents divorce.

Drug companies and some charities have invested a lot in selling the idea that ADHD is a purely neurological disorder and that the child’s family life has little to do with it.

This study suggests that this isn’t the case, and that the child’s environment and relationships, in combination with possible genetic and neurological differences, have a significant effect on their behaviour.

Child Ritalin use doubles after divorce