Spoiled Children of Divorce


Children of Divorce Twice As Likely to be Prescribed Meds for ADD

An ADD Therapist, Jennifer Korestky, gives a link to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal which found that medications prescribed for ADD is twice as likely to be given to kids whose parents are recently divorced.

Koretsky tries to downplay the stress that kids go through in Divorce by promoting theories that ADD is genetic.  But loss of nutrition, reliable schedules, emotional security, finances, loss of time spent splitting up between two families, loss of friends, chugging way too much wisdom concerning relationships and money and betrayal and loss that are well beyond those of peers, in addition to stress of having to watch Mommy and Daddy fight, could also play a part.  That list is a string of irregular grammatical mistakes.  Oh well.

Blogged here:  http://www.experiencingaddvantages.com/2007/06/new_research_on.html.

Journal cited: CMAJ • June 5, 2007; 176 (12). doi:10.1503/cmaj.061458 Author:   Lisa A. Strohschein.