The American Academy of Neurology is urging doctors to stop prescribing what they are describing as "study drugs" to children who do not need them, according to NBC News.
A new statement from the group addresses a growing trend of teens who are using memory enhancing drugs before tests and parents requesting ADHD drugs for their children who do not need them for legitimate medical reasons.
Neurologists say this is a misuse of medications, and can be detrimental to children whose brains are still developing.
They also explain there are alternatives to these drugs. They suggest getting more sleep, better nutrition, improving study habits and exercise routines.
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