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I'm a behavioral/developmental pediatrician who has been on the front-lines of clinical practice with ADHD, ODD, OCD, ASD, learning problems for nearly forty years. I've written some books and numerous articles for professionals and the public. My opinions have been expressed not only on television and radio, but also in front of Congress and the President's Council on Bioethics.
Whether you're looking for an sensible expert to help you make decisions about your child locally or are interested in the opinions of a doctor who prescribes medications to children but takes a broader look at the issues involved, you've come to the right place. Take a look at the opeds. Get some answers to questions on ADHD and psychiatric drugs for children.
I was honored to be the "closer" (the last opinion cited in an article which is usually the opinion the reporter feels is the most relevant) in an article that appeared earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times on how increased digital media use may cause ADHD in teenagers. Click on the link below to read the article. Let me know what you think.
If you missed the live version of my appearance on the Today Show for the new Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills, you can click this link and watch the segment that in addition includes one of the executive producers, Maria Shriver: https://www.today.com/video/-smart-drug-abuse-is-focus-of-netflix-documentary-take-your-pills-1187536963956.
- Category: Opinions & Editorials Opinions & Editorials
- Published: 16 March 2018 16 March 2018
Netflix today is releasing for streaming a documentary, Take Your Pill, which highlights how pervasive and deep the use of legal and illegal Adderall has become in the young people of our country. I wrote my first Ritalin prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 1978. But over the past four decades I’ve spoken out about the over use of prescription stimulants for children. More recently I’ve become very concerned about the misuse and abuse of Adderall. I first mentioned my worries about a nation “Running on Ritalin” in 1998. It’s taken twenty years, but now I’m both saddened and relieved that our country is finally taking notice of this problem.