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ADHD Drugs Prescribed to Poor Children to ‘Help’ in School

Child Behavior

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  • Drugs like Adderall are powerful, mind-altering medications linked to addiction, growth suppression, increased blood pressure and psychotic episodes. In children, the impacts of their long-term use are completely unknown.
  • In a recent report from the New York Times, Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician who sees many low-income families, brazenly states that he uses the ADHD diagnosis as “an excuse” to prescribe powerful drugs like Adderall to kids who are struggling in school. This may highlight a growing trend among pediatricians in low-income areas.
  • In some cases, three and four children from the same family are all put on the medications, usually along with a prescribed sleep aid, as the pills often cause insomnia – as well as a long list of other serious side effects.
  • Before resorting to drugs, please understand that behavioral problems in children – including what might appear to be serious mental disorders – are very frequently related to improper diet, emotional upset and exposure to toxins.

By Dr. Mercola

Medicating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a double-edged sword, not only because of the steep health risks posed by the medications themselves, but also because many kids labeled with "ADHD" actually do not have ADHD at all.


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