Australia vows to reduce drug use for ADHD

The Western Australian government has recently announced its aim to cut its use of amphetamines for ADHD.

Under a multi-million-dollar programme, teams of professionals will be appointed that will include psychiatrists, paediatricians, clinical psychologists, clinical nurses, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and social workers.

It is hoped that the new approach to be used by these professionals will ensure that stimulant medication is not used as the first line of treatment, but reserved for severe cases.

First published in 2007

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