Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ADHD Medication for prisoners so they have yet another excuse for their Behaviour

Treating a common behavioural disorder in convicted criminals could dramatically reduce the risk of them re-offending, new research suggests.

One of the biggest studies of its kind has found that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at least 30% less likely to commit crime if they are given medication.

The researchers now say that if prisoners suffering from ADHD were identified and treated, the impact on the criminal justice system could be significant.