THOUSANDS of Scottish children, some as young as six, are wrongly being labelled hyperactive and given controversial drugs to stop anxious parents thinking they are to blame for unruly behaviour, a leading academic has warned.
RITALIN, the controversial drug given to hyperactive children, would turn around the lives of hundreds of thousands of lonely, anxious adults, it was claimed yesterday.
HYPERACTIVE children can grow up to become hyperactive adults, according to new research by a team of psychologists.
THE number of Lothians children prescribed with the behaviour-controlling drug Ritalin has risen more than sevenfold in the last seven years, it emerged today.
STUDENTS at St Andrews University are risking their lives by taking a powerful brain "steroid" to get through exams, it was claimed yesterday.
ATTENTION Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a specific medical condition not to be confused with normal boisterous behaviour.
DRUGS workers have accused the city council of a "whitewash" following reports of children abusing the hyperactivity drug Ritalin.
CLAIMS that a growing number of children are abusing the hyperactivity drug Ritalin are a serious cause for concern.