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.
I couldn’t agree more. The more I read about ADHD medication the more I become worried. Strattera Suicide Risk, Are ADHD drugs safe?, ADHD Meds Cost and Usage Increase, ADHD Meds Usage in USA, Adderall: Benefits and Side-Effects
Full UN Report: COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, Fortieth session, 30 September 2005 [MS Word document]