Legal Issues in the Treatment of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

@article{Ouellette1991LegalII,
  title={Legal Issues in the Treatment of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder},
  author={E. Ouellette},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={6},
  pages={S68 - S75}
}
  • E. Ouellette
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Child Neurology
The treatment of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has raised a number of legal issues. Tort issues include medical malpractice and battery claims. Suits have charged physicians with negligent misdiagnosis of ADHD, and failure to obtain adequate informed consent for the use of stimulant medications, primarily by inadequate provision of information about side effects. Coercive use of medications by school systems, in the absence of parental consent, has raised issues… Expand
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