I thought this might be interesting.
Study finds spike was mostly in medicines that haven't been officially OK'd for kids
- Study suggests it's likely drugs are being over-prescribed for both U.S. and U.K. kids
- Reasons for the increases are uncertain
I'm wondering if it is being prescribed more for autism and ADD or is schizophrenia becoming more prevalent.By contrast, an earlier U.S. study found that nearly 45 American children out of 10,000 used the drugs in 2001 versus more than 23 per 10,000 in 1996.