I wrote my first Ritalin prescription in 1978. I am also a student of stimulant history (1). Therefore, I read with particular interest the article by Compton et al. (2), published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal, on the prevalence and correlates of prescription stimulant use, misuse, use disorders, and motivations for misuse in the U.S. adult population.
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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.
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The venerable American Chemical Society has released a podcast on the amphetamines. I am heard in the last third of the podcast which lasts 19 minutes in its entirety. I'm always interested in your comments.
Comment on Prevalence and Correlates of Prescription Stimulant Use, Misuse, Use Disorders, and Motivations for Misuse Among Adults in the United StateS