New Rules Allow Doctors to Prescribe ADHD Meds for Mood Disorders, Mild Anxiety, SATs

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Psychiatric Association today announced that it has changed the medical definition of ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) to allow participating psychiatrists to prescribe medications such as Ritalin and Adderall for a wider range of symptoms, ranging from severe over-activity to mildly-annoying behavior to a student’s upcoming exam. “We felt that the perceived benefits of enhanced mental-capacity brought about by…