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Experts: Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

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Yet Wolraich said he is concerned that recommendations against the use of ADHD drugs may confuse parents, who already are frequently hesitant to give prescription medications to their children for ADHD.

"The paper may have an unfavorable impact," Wolraich said. "I worry that we're focusing too much on the downside and it will deter people from getting the help they need. We have a lot of good evidence about the use [of medications] and it is clearly effective in the short term for treating the symptoms you see with ADHD."

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