Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (186)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

186. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Health if he has concerns regarding the new study undertaken by NUI Maynooth that shows there has been a 60% increase in the prescription of drugs for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the past six years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50887/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I am aware of the study referred to by the Deputy concerning children with Attention Deficit Hypertension Disorder (ADHD), recently undertaken by NUI Maynooth and launched by the children's charity Archways. This report, including the specific issue highlighted by the Deputy, will be considered in detail by my Department and the HSE, in the context of developing policies and services on ADHD.