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2008-09-25 09:00:53

RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm down hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines.

2008-09-24 21:00:30

By Mike Waites Doctors should avoid prescribing Ritalin wherever possible and should not give it at all to the under-fives.Instead parents should be taught psychological techniques to change the behaviour of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the National Institute for Clinical Excellence says in the first national advice on the condition.The guidelines, drawn up with experts from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, says the drug, along...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

British health officials said doctors should be cautious about giving drugs to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The government said drugs such as Ritalin should only be used in severe cases and never given to children under the age of 5, The Times of London said Wednesday.

2008-09-24 18:00:39

Ritalin, the controversial drug used to calm down hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines.

2008-09-24 12:00:36

By JULIA HORTON RITALIN, the controversial drug for calming hyper active children, should no longer be the first treatment offered to most youngsters, according to advice out today from an influential health watchdog.

2008-09-24 12:00:00

By JULIA HORTON WHEN Leah Kouara was told that her son Jameel had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) she was not too surprised. Almost from birth, she knew something was wrong because he was constantly restless.

2008-09-24 12:00:12

CYNICS who believe that attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not so much a medical diagnosis, but more of a euphemism for bad behaviour by children whose parents fail to discipline them adequately will nod sagely.

2008-09-24 09:00:48

By Barry Nelson NEW guidelines unveiled today on the management of hyperactive children appears to be a vindication of a pioneering North-East clinic.

2008-09-24 06:00:29

By Shan Ross RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines due to be released today.

2008-09-24 03:00:29

RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm hyperactive children, should be avoided where possible and not given at all to underfives, new guidelines say.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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