UN Speaks Out About ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has raised concerns over the dangers of labeling children with ADHD and treating them with drugs.

38. The Committee is also concerned at the information that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are being misdiagnosed and therefore psycho-stimulant drugs are being over-prescribed, despite the growing evidence of the harmful effects of these drugs.

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Full UN Report: COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, Fortieth session, 30 September 2005 [MS Word document]