How do you talk about something so visceral? But if you don't bring something into the light, it'll stay hidden and dangerous, so I venture forth:
You know how easily children are diagnosed as having ADHD and perhaps your child has been that route, might even take Ritalin for the so-called symptoms. A few things you may want to know:
For every child "labelled and drugged" as it's called, that school receives subsidies, extra funding, from both the State and Fed.
Once a child has been diagnosed, they are considered mentally ill according to the physician's bible, DSM-4. Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of disorders.
If you've taken Ritalin for 12 years, you are not eligible for military service, ever. This may be a hidden blessing but still...
Ritalin, a stimulant, an amphetamine, can actually produce the symtoms for which it advertises relief. The DEA says publically, after strident research, that there is no difference in affect between the so-called normal child and the medicated one. Meaning, Ritalin makes no difference in either child. But it's toxic.
Yes, toxic. Parents have buried their children because of Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs. And how does drugging a child help them form intelligent opinions about medications? Most likely, that a prescription is the answer to just about anything that bothers you. Young adults given Ritalin as kids are highly prone to drug abuse. Here, read this and be informed. It was set up by parents who had to bury their child.