ADHD and Other Psychiatric Drugs
Parents are quite simply not being given accurate information about psychiatric labels (mental “disorders”) or the drugs being prescribed to “treat” their children.
The drugging of children for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is an epidemic. More than 5 million U.S. children, or 9.5 percent, were diagnosed with ADHD as of 2007. About 2.8 million had received a prescription for a stimulant medication in 2008. Now in 2013, in the U.S. alone, 10 million children are currently being prescribed psychiatric drugs—more than 1 million are under the age of five.
The ADHD diagnosis does not identify a genuine biological or psychological disorder. The diagnosis, is simply a list of behaviors that may appear disruptive or inappropriate to a psychiatrist.
These are the spontaneous behaviors of normal children. When these behaviors become age-inappropriate, excessive or disruptive, the potential causes are limitless, including: boredom, poor teaching, inconsistent discipline at home, tiredness and underlying physical illness. Children who are suffering from bullying, abuse or stress may also display these behaviors in excess. By making an ADHD diagnosis, we ignore and stop looking for what is really going on with the child.
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