Saturday, November 24, 2012

Are ADHD drugs the way to a lower crime rate?

A new study claims that people with ADHD are less likely to committee crime if they are taking appropriate medication.  It makes you wonder how much better the world might be if everyone received proper medical treatment.

ADHD Drugs Help Curb Criminal Behavior

Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.
It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law — four to seven times more likely than others.
The findings suggest that Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs that curb hyperactivity and boost attention remain important beyond the school-age years and that wider use of these medications in older patients might help curb crime.