ADHD Drug Use In Kids Cause For Concern

Media Release 21 May 2012 Family First NZ is alarmed at the number of children being prescribed drugs for hyperactivity and says that better diagnosis with second opinions and treatment of underlying problems should be the highest priority. “The prescriptions…

Alarm at ADHD drug use

Waikato Times 21 May 2012 Prescriptions for drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared in a decade with more than 100,000 Kiwi kids now on medication. That’s a jump from around 60,000 being prescribed such drugs in 2001….The huge rise in…

Danger in ignoring violence in girls

Stuff.co.nz 12 May 2012 New Zealand ignores the increasing violence among teenage girls at their peril – because these are the mothers of the next generation, says Dr Donna Swift. The Nelson-based social anthropologist is the author of a two-year…