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Adhd Kids Do Not Need Special Med Who Are Challenged

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ADHD Kids Do Not Need Special Med Who Are Challenged

Challenged ADHD Kids Do Not Need Special Med

A new review finds no evidence to support the use of risperidone to treat attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people with intellectual disabilities.

Risperidone, or Risperdal, is a second-generation antipsychotic drug. Long-term use of these drugs is associated with serious side effects, including weight gain and increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Use of this drug for challenged ADHD youth is a common pattern.

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