Parents of ADHD Children Also Taking Medication
Parents of children prescribed drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more than nine times likely than other parents to also take the drugs, says a study by Medco Health Solutions. Moreover, if one parent and child in the household were taking the drugs, chances were high that a second child in the house also took them.
Although ADHD is more common in males, 60 percent of the parents who began taking the drugs along with their children last year were mothers. Overall, seven percent of children taking ADHD drugs also had a parent taking the drug.
Read more: ADHD drugs a family affair, study suggests
See also: Attention Deficit Disorder: What is ADD?
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Posted by FindCounseling.com Staff on October 02, 2006 at 04:17 AM | Permalink
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