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How easy is it to get prescribed ADHD medication?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Things to ponder

Most ADHD meds are schedule 2 controlled substances.
That means the FEDS keep track of them from production to the final consumer. Possession without a valid prescription is like holding crack=jail time. Docs who prescribe them without a reason/exam/record can lose their license & possibly go to jail. Far too many prescribe them with marginal justification, but it is a risky area for all.

In brief: Things to ponder

Most ADHD meds are schedule 2 controlled substances.
That means the FEDS keep track of them from production to the final consumer. Possession without a valid prescription is like holding crack=jail time. Docs who prescribe them without a reason/exam/record can lose their license & possibly go to jail. Far too many prescribe them with marginal justification, but it is a risky area for all.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: TOO EASY

Sometimes too easy, before a thorough proper diagnosis of presenting symptoms and assessing for comorbidities is looked at properly.
To quote dr sears and dr thompson...Medications when necessary, not necessarily medications.

In brief: TOO EASY

Sometimes too easy, before a thorough proper diagnosis of presenting symptoms and assessing for comorbidities is looked at properly.
To quote dr sears and dr thompson...Medications when necessary, not necessarily medications.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: First...

...Question is, do you actually have adhd? If your doctor thinks you do, then the prescription should not be a problem.

In brief: First...

...Question is, do you actually have adhd? If your doctor thinks you do, then the prescription should not be a problem.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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