Attention Deficit Hypertension Disorder (ADHD)
By Chuck Stilwell
I am becoming more concerned every day about what is happening to our children because of legal medications which are given them supposedly to help control their hyperactivity or change the way they learn for the better.
For years, Ritalin was given as a miracle solution for assumed hyperactivity and other attention deficit problems. Yet, it is an addictive stimulant that is classified as a Schedule II stimulant drug. That is the same classification as morphine, cocaine, and other narcotics and amphetamines. Now there are a plethora of other drugs given in “drug free” schools that could be just as dangerous. Whole generations of Americans appear to have parts of their brains shrunken due to these drugs. Whole drug cultures have been encouraged by the pharmaceutical industry’s persuasive literature and training for physicians.
ADHD Medication Risks
Children who have been on medication for ADHD have an increased risk of committing suicide. They are at risk for heart attacks, growth problems, blood disorders and psychosis. The more one studies the issue the scarier it gets. Many intelligent children don’t even deserve the label. They just happen to be energetic and healthy individuals.
Dr. Leonard Sax is just one of the physicians, psychologists and health researchers who are very concerned about the decades old trend to offer medications (drugs, in common language) for those children who somehow don’t fit into the mold the teacher or other adult authority figure think normal.
In an updated June 9, 2012, article I found on the internet, originally written in a New York Times column, Dr. Sax makes the ending comment, “The next time you hear a doctor say, with regard to prescribing stimulant medications, ‘let’s try it and see whether it helps,’ I suggest that you run – do not walk – to the nearest exit.” Leonard Sax is a physician, a psychologist and the author of “Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men.”
At Stilwell’s Learning Center in Sierra Vista, AZ, personalized training with Expressways To Learning® systems and some changes in the life-style of students, ADHD can be virtually eliminated.