The Next Deadly Epidemic: Adult ADHD and Stimulants?
Mark Ragins, MD
I’ve sometimes wondered how guilty I’d feel if I was a doctor who had started liberally prescribing opiates when we were all heavily urged to do so, now that we have a deadly epidemic as a result. This isn’t just idle musings. I’m being urged to promote what I fear might become the next deadly epidemic – stimulants. I work as a college psychiatrist, arguably ground zero for the emerging ADHD / stimulant crisis. This week I was given a big shove…and I’m angry.