The ADHD Voices study investigated some of the controversies of treating childhood ADHD with stimulant drugs. These drugs have been criticized for violating children’s sense of who they are and depriving them of moral development and responsibility. The study involved interviews with children aged 9-14 in the United States and United Kingdom. Children felt that the drugs helped them make better decisions, and helped them pause rather than lash out. Have you had an opportunity to discuss how these drugs make your pediatric patients feel?
To see what the children had to say during the interview see YouTube
For more information see the results of the ADHD Voices Trial