CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Middletown, Connecticut: Elizabeth Kaledin) Efforts to find alternatives to psychiatric drugs like Ritalin for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reported. [Mother Karen SHONTA - says her son's grades suffered.] [Patient Kristopher SHONTA - says he forgot what he saw on the blackboards.] [Father Steven SHONTA - says he was against drugs.] [Neuropsychologist Jonathan MICHAELIS - says children with ADHD have problems with brain functions.] [Father Mark LAPIDUS - talks about his son Kyle's progress.] [New York State Psychiatric Institution Peter JENSEN - says the enthusiasm is excessive.]
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