Ritalin use Soars as Prescriptions reach almost 1 Million a Year

3rd November 2015

Tony Lloyd, Chief Executive of the ADHD Foundation said, children were being let down by being prescribed the drugs for ADHD too readily (the HACSG would support this view).

NHS figures show that 922,200 prescriptions are issued per year for Methylphenidate hydrochloride, the chemical name for Ritalin and similar medications, that equates to 2,500 prescriptions a day.

Last year a leading brain scientist claimed ADHD was not a disease but rather a "description" of symptoms, which can be suffered at some point by most people.

( HACSG comment: Why is there still a reluctance to suggest a change of diet and nutritional supplements, which is less questionable)

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