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'We could treat ADHD differently'


The drug Ritalin, which is prescribed to many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to help to calm them, should be avoided, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says. Dr Tim Kendall, a consultant psychiatrist from Sheffield who helped write the guidelines, and Andrea Bilbow, chief executive of the ADHD charity ADDISS, discuss whether there is an over-reliance on medicines.

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