Dr. Sanford Newmark in Wall Street Journal Debate on ADHD

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a debate-style article on the question: “Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed?” Osher Center’s neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Dr. Sanford Newmark, was invited to write on the “Yes, we diagnose too fast” side of the debate. In addition to the written debate between Dr. Newmark and Dr. Harold Koplewicz, there is an interesting online readers’ poll on the subject.

Dr. Newmark cites studies that point to the conclusion that “people making the diagnoses aren’t distinguishing, in many cases, between normal developmental immaturity and ADHD.”

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