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Living with a hyperactive child


A 15-year-old Staffordshire boy and his family talk about living with the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) condition and the medicines he takes.

The number of prescriptions for Ritalin, used to treat ADHD, has risen by more than a third in the last four years in England, Department of Health figures show.

Listeners could find some of the noises and language disturbing.


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