Portsmouth School Board's ADHD flier draws fire - 2007-10-19

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F0.png Portsmouth School Board's ADHD flier draws fire October 19, 2007, Cheryl Ross, Virginian-Pilot

Last month, the School Board sent a warning to parents about the "harmful effects" of drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Much of the flier's information was taken from the Internet, including from a Web site run by a group founded by the Church of Scientology.

This week, six national organizations and eight local groups sent a letter requesting that the School Board retract the flier and send a new one stating that ADHD is a disease that requires treatment.

The groups include the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Tidewater chapter of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.


{{cite news | first = Cheryl | last = Ross | title = Portsmouth School Board's ADHD flier draws fire | url = http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=135015&ran=160257 | work = Virginian-Pilot | date = October 19, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}