Should children be prescribed medications for ADD?

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Should children be prescribed medications for ADD?

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In my professional opinion, prescribing stimulant medication for a youngster is only appropriate after a comprehensive medical, psychological, and educational evaluation. This should be conducted by the physician that has training in attention deficit disorder working in conjunction with psychologist, educators, and the family. It is not appropriate,in my opinion, to be prescribing stimulant medication like Ritalin and Adderall to children who have not had this comprehensive assessment.

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James Varga, MD

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James Varga began to practice medicine in 1977 after graduating from Bucknell University and New York Medical College with honors. James completed post doctoral studies in Child Development at UCLA. His wife Olga and he have two great daughters, Jenna and Maya.

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