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ADHD Drug Emergencies Quadrupled in 6 Years

ADHD Drug

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  • 1 in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. About two-thirds of the children diagnosed with ADHD are on some form of prescription medication
  • Side effects of commonly prescribed ADHD drugs include brain and liver damage, cardio toxicity, changes in personality, depression, hallucinations, suicide, heart attack and stroke
  • According to recently released data, ADHD drugs were responsible for nearly 23,000 emergency room visits in 2011—a more than 400% increase in ER visits due to adverse reactions to such drugs in a mere six years
  • Avoiding grains (even “healthy” whole and sprouted grains) and sugar is a key strategy to reducing and eliminating ADHD symptoms naturally. Optimizing your gut health and omega-3 to omega-6 ratio are also key nutritional strategies

By Dr. Mercola

According to a 2010 US government survey, 1 in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. ADHD makes it hard for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior.


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