Concern Over ADHD Medications

New study highlights effects of drugs used to treat over six million children with ADHD.
0:54 | 04/02/15

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To the medical headline breaking at this hour. And it vinvolves 6 million children who suffer from add. A first of its kind study out of the CDC about small children, preschoolers as young as 4 and 5 years old. Questions tonight about how they are being treated. The medications they're being given and whether behavior altherr by would be better. So, let's get right to Dr. Besser, and rich, you told me in the news room that this is very concerning. Reporter: It is. What they found is that a quarter of children who are in preschool with attention deficit disorder are only getting drugs. The first line therapy is behavior therapy. You need to try it for nine months. The study saying that therapy is better. So, what is the concern about the medications? Reporter: Well, they can have serious side effects. Especially in very young children. Problems with sleep, appetite and behavior. Very troubling. And as you always say, check with your doctor. Rich, thank you. There is still much more

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