RE: [NYT] Adult ADD on the rise

Jim Whitehead (
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 14:28:21 -0400


> Left untreated, people with
> the disorder are often inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive.

> ADD, unlike other mental illnesses, is only now being treated in adults. At
> the current pace, adults will receive 729,000 prescriptions or
> recommendations this year for Ritalin -- a mild stimulant commonly used to
> treat the disorder

So, doctors are giving a hyperactive person a stimulant to cure their lack of attention? Doesn't quite seem right...

- Jim