Author Topic: The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder (how the number of diagnoses soared)  (Read 369 times)

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 A good example of this is Lindsay Lohan who received a diagnosis of ADHD and adrenal... which coincidentally helps you lose weight, too.  Her last rehab evaluated her and said she isn't A DVD and weined her off Adetsl, reports lately says she's back on it.  Another Adetsl druggie in addition to hard drugs is Charlie Sheens last ex.. schools insisting kids take these drugs are pushing an entire new generation of prescription drug addicts..

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I heard there is some new migraine drug that suppresses appetite as a side-effect.

Lots of women are using it to lose weight without being hungry.


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ADHD does get over-diagnosed.  I suspect that, with respect to high-school age children (15% of whom have been diagnosed according to the article), some of the diagnoses are at the behest of parents who want to give their kids an unfair advantage at school - ritalin doesn't have its reputation as the study drug for nothing.

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I'm afraid we have an entire generation or two of children who have been overprescribed Ritalin and Adderall. Who knows what the consequences will be.
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Ritalin is a stimulant for "normal people."  For "normal people" incorrectly diagnosed with ADD, Ritalin acts as a stimulant.

For correctly diagnosed ADD people, Ritalin does NOT act as a stimulant, however.

So 10% of the students are walking around taking a stimulant which works similar to methamphetamine, cocaine, etc.

I wonder if any campus killers were on Ritalin?
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