ADHD Medication Could Set Your Child Up For Drug Addiction As An Adult
Many doctors and psychologists are finally starting to agree that the diagnosis of ADHD in children is “over-used” and based on “fuzzy diagnostic practices”, as stated by Harvard psychologist and world leader in child development, Jerome Kagan. In addition, Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn, a founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, in 1998 stated, “ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction.”
How it works: A child is prescribed an approved drug to help with the ADHD or ADD. These drugs are stimulants. Stimulant abuse and prescription drug addiction is the most common addiction, next to alcohol. These children get used to the feelings these drugs give them. As they get older and stress and anxiety take on bigger roles, they turn to using drugs to cope saying that the high feels “strangely familiar”. By the time the stressful situation is over they are left with the addiction, still needing the high to feel normal.
Here are the black-box warnings of the side effects of many ADHD and ADD medications:
– Manic reactions
– Suicidal ideation
– Loss of consciousness
– Feeling drunk
– Alcohol abuse
– Homicidal ideation
Why would parents subject their children to drugs with such noted dangerous side effects? What is this setting them up for as adults?
Cleary we have lazy parents that lack the skills or time to teach their own children good behavior, and doctors that over prescribe medication instead of spending time with their patients. (Cali Estes was featured on NBC Universal News for this exact topic of over prescription and not dealing with the underlying cause of the problem)
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