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The Myth of the Ritalin-Popping American Teen

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Here’s a bit of news that may come as a surprise: the National Institute of Mental Health, analyzing survey data from more than 10,000 13- to 18-year-olds, has found that — contrary to popular belief — American teens are not being overmedicated for mental health disorders.

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This article was originally published in TIME.

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