Parents told to medicate kids with ADHD

Source: Sky News

The National Health and Medical Research Council is considering controversial draft guidelines that could refer parents who fail to medicate their children to child protection authorities.

The guidelines were written to address concern over the use of stimulant medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and to guide doctors who treat the disorder.

The draft paper says in the short term, ‘combined behavioural-pharmacological treatment is most effective’ in normalising child behaviour.

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