"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder of childhood, yet experts are worried by statistics that show very young kids are now getting powerful medications to treat the problem.
Some 10,000 toddlers across the U.S. are being diagnosed as hyperactive and receiving drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced in a new report. The 2- and 3-year-olds — especially those whose families who are on Medicaid —are getting the drugs even though the American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't even have guidelines for ADHD in children under 4.
"We're giving Adderall to 2-year-olds? I mean, that's nuts," said Dr. Lawrence H. Diller, a behavioral pediatrician."* The Young Turks hosts Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University) and Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report) break it down.
*Read more here from A Pawlowski / Today: