‘ADHD’ is a myth

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7 thoughts on “‘ADHD’ is a myth

  1. ‘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.’

  2. ADHD!!! is not a myth I really wish it
    was. My son was dignosed with this condition (neurological disorder) when he was seven.

    Back then my attitude use to be that ADHD was just an excuse for unruly children, until I started experiencing this condition and seeing it for my self first hand with my son.

    Unless somebody actually experiences it for themselves and gains knowledge with it, they do not have a right to an opinion.

    it has also been medically proven so this guy who thinks he knows it all, but actually has no full knowledge or experience need to get his facts right.

    Yes the medication needs more testing, I do agree with that; but then all medications have side effects, even your basic paracetamol has serious side affects.

    All I know is if my son wasn’t on medication for ADHD he would not be able to cope at all, he is in a special needs school and with the meds it has help him so much, even though he still has problems he’s grades would been none existent if it wasnt for the medication, I don’t like the fact he has to take them all the time; but when his not taking them you certainly see and notice the effects it has on his ability to focus and concentrate.

    Here’s a link you may find very interesting: Neuro Science (ADHD)

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=adhd+brain+scan&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=P_grUc6nEcWd0AWFyIDoDA&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=320&bih=416#i=2

  3. I understand and no one is saying that your son doesn’t suffer and needs help but there are serious problems with the way psychiatry handles human suffering.
    Thanks for the links, I’ll check them out and here are some links that might interrest you:

    http://www.cchrint.org/videos/mostviewed/szasz/

    Dead Wrong How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child

    • That is so sad…. It’s brought tears to my eyes 😦

      I have been informed of everything that they discuss in this video.

      With people suffering with depression, I had read somewhere a while back that drugs can make it worse and cause sucides.

      And when my son was first put onto drugs it was Ritalin, I had done research and wasn’t happy with what I found, and very angry that they did not inform me that it has speed in the drug. I took him off of those, and for a whole tried the dietary adive but without success.

      So he needed to go back on medication again, now he is on Equasym, which is still Methylphenidate based but not as much as Ritalin.

      I have been informed of serious side effect and have also too been told that one in a million could suffer from serious side effects.

      I always make sure he has regular blood tests, and I always keep a close eye on any changes.

      Plus with the link I gave you, I was also informed of this by his specialist, and that it is evident in the scans.

      They didn’t say it was a chemical imbalance but a neurological disorder, where parts of the brain fuction more then others, and a lot of kids that do actually have ADHD have really bad memeory problems, and that’s because the frontal lobe that processes and stores information works too fast, so it doesn’t absorb information and the memory area gets overloaded, medication slows it down and the speed in the meds creates the opposite effect too slow it down.

      but it does truely make me wonder and question all I’ve been told and what evidence I have been given.

      And they certainly should not just be handing out drugs with just a 15 minute meeting with anyone.

      • Shouldn’t neurologists be treating a neurlogical condition instead of psychiatrists?
        My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

      • I absolutely agree!!! If they have evidence that it is neurological, which apparently they do; then why don’t neurologists treat the condition?

        I am truely at a loss now, not knowing what too do? If I take him off his meds his going to fail academically and put himself and others in danger as his memory will deteriorate.

        Since he has had his medication increased, his memeory has got a lot better. Before he was forgetting things he was asked too do, within a matter of minutes!!! He had also forgot that he had turned the chip pan on, which he wasn’t even needing to use.

        It’s catch twenty two isn’t it?

      • How about talking to your GP and getting a referral to a neurologist for evaluation?

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