Youngest Kids in Class Found to Get More ADHD Meds

The youngest kids in the class may have a tougher time with academics and behavior, a new study found. Icelandic elementary school students in the bottom third of their fourth-grade class for age were almost twice as likely to score low on math and language arts standardized tests, study author Helga Zo√ęga of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and colleagues found. They were also 50 percent more likely to be prescribed stimulants for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...Full Story
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