Report: ADHD meds may not help school kids
(STLMoms) – Prescription drugs once thought to boost school performance may not be as helpful in the classroom as first thought.
For more than 10 years, Canadian researchers looked at nearly 4,000 ADHD students having trouble in school. They found students who took prescription drugs like Ritalin actually performed worse than those with similar symptoms who did not.
There are less cognitive benefits for students without ADHD who take Ritalin illegally. Researchers say the possibility that medication won’t help ADHD students in school needs to be acknowledged and closely monitored.