From The Archives: Are We Over-Medicating Our Children?

ritalinFebruary 17, 2015 – Segment 3

Listen in to a special 2012 archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, on prescription medications and children. I talk with Dr. Alan Sroufe, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, who at one time believed that Ritalin was as necessary for children suffering from attention deficit disorder as insulin is for diabetics. Over the last 40 years of reviewing the drugs, however, his position has changed, and he believes that these drugs are dangerously over-prescribed.