In Reply.—

Our report on Sports Deficit Disorder has struck a responsive chord among your readers. Each letter which we have received has been from yet another pediatrician who feels that he is a victim of this disease.

Dr Crook understands that part of the reason we wrote this satire was to help deal with our own personal frustration concerning Attention Deficit Disorder, a disorder whose diagnosis and proper treatment are frustratingly nebulous. Like Dr Crook, our subjective impression is that Ritalin is prescribed too frequently, with not enough emphasis placed on treating the underlying problems of the child and family in a nonpharmacologic manner.

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