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A national survey of 640 physicians found that 67 percent of them reported that parents had requested prescriptions for behavioral drugs for their children to enhance academic performance.

The survey, conducted by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, also found that doctors estimated that in roughly 60 percent of cases in which a behavioral drug such as Ritalin is prescribed, a student’s academic performance improves.

Vol. 26, Issue 06, Page 9

Published in Print: October 4, 2006, as Behavioral Drugs

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