The Drugging of Our Children

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In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians while the they administer leave little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment.

Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven. Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have severe side-effects including insomnia, loss of appetite, headaches, psychotic symptoms and even potentially fatal adverse reactions, such as cardiac arrhythmia.

And yet, despite these dangers, many school systems actually work with government agencies to force parents to drug their children, threatening those who refuse with the prospect of having their children taken from the home unless they cooperate.


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  • Doctors and school tried to medicate a friend's child saying he had psychological issues, until one day he drank coca cola at a party and collapsed. They discovered at hospital he had diabetes. Because they didn't test him earlier his diabetes worsened. My sister also had this experience, she was bullied at school and teacher complained about her, saying she was using illness as an excuse. She had diabetes.

  • Adrian 6 years ago

    I think it's great that businesses, and the people who own/run them, including shareholders and directors, make lots of money.

    What I don't think is great is when businesses make this money from doing harm; creating or lobbying for a policy that puts drugs into anyone, let alone kids, is just plain wrong - in fact, it's horrific.

    Let's all get some common sense when it comes to ADD and ADHD drug company labels, and seek out the real cause, which might not make anyone any money, but it will make the world we live in a better place.

  • From what I've seen, hyperactivity is caused by poor parenting and genetics.

  • Narsi Subramanian 6 years ago

    So real and so painful. Why can't the teachers work with children who are different? Isn't it their job? As the works suggests if it isbiological and hereditary why aren't our previous generations not diagnosed with it. I have seen children who are hyperactive but time and their own physiology took care of it without these bad drugs.