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Is it ok for my child to allow other students to take their ADHD medication?

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No one else can take your child's medication. Other students who don't have ADHD may want to take their stimulant medication to help them focus while they study. But giving pills to another person is illegal and can get them into trouble with school and legal authorities.

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Chorniy, A. Labour Economics, July 2016.

Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University; sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida.

Naomi Steiner, MD, developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.

Gould, O. Journal of Attention Disorders, March 2016

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and

American Psychiatric Association: “ADHD: Parents Medication Guide.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 24, 2020

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