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Volume 5, Issue 4 (1976)

The Use of Stimulant Drugs in the Treatment of Hyperactivity

pp. 5—10

Extremely active children have probably always existed in the schools, bringing with them the associated problems of behavioral and educational management. However, it was not until the 1960’s that hyperactivity began receiving increased attention from educators, school psychologists, and the medical profession. One important aspect of this awareness and concern has been the growing use of stimulant drugs in the management of hyperkinetic children. Recently Krager and Safer (1974) estimated 300,000 children are taking stimulant drugs.

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