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ADHD and Ritalin - again!
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Thursday, 8 May 2008
It's hard to write material on improvement of our society and the environment, and leave out something that is hurting our children. Nor can you sit back comfortably when a brave neurologist stands up and says it like it is. Listen to Dr. Fred Baughman, a pediatric neurologist and Fellow of the American Association of Neurologists.

Dr. Baughman shares his latest book on the subject, and a DVD warning to parents about the latest epidemic of childhood diagnosis, who is profiting from it, and how the label could hurt their child for life -- not to mention the risk of heart attack, stroke, drug abuse and all the other side effects that children on ADHD drugs experience.

You can read this and more in "Live with Dr. Fred Baughman," available for downloading now at:

Dr. Baughman shares such facts as:
  • What group wants four out of every ten children diagnosed as ADHD
  • How brain "disorders" lack an objective standard
  • Why an ADHD-labeled child will have trouble getting healthcare coverage, getting a job, or getting into the military
  • How diseases are created by a "show of hands"
  • How parents, teachers and school districts are getting paid for ADHD diagnoses
  • How many psychiatric experts are owned by the pharmaceutical industry
  • The law the Bush Administration put into action that will REQUIRE your child to be screened for ADHD
  • Adult ADHD "recruiting" centers where 80 percent are diagnosed as ADHD
  • How the FDA lobbied another country to keep dangerous ADHD drugs on the market after fatalities occured
  • Why your grandparents were never diagnosed with ADHD
  • What percentage of kids walk out of their first psychiatric visit with an ADHD diagnosis
  • How taxpayers foot the bill for every ADHD diagnosis.
You may be aware that Australia, too, has 'discovered' a huge percentage of ADHD children and is drugging them with Ritalin (see our comment of 27 April 2007).

I hope you feel as uncomfortable as I do, and as ready to protest. Our children are that which is most sacred, and not profit fodder for Big Pharma.


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posted by Dr Ron @ 23:15  
  • At 12 May 2008 at 05:05, Anonymous Shaheen Lakhan said…

    Thanks for the article on Ritalin.

    Your readers may want to know about a recent report that recommends children undergo an electrocardiogram (EKG) before prescribing stimulant medication for attention deficit disorder (ADD). We wrote on this issue at Brain Blogger.

    I would like to hear your commentary on our article. Thank you.


  • At 13 May 2008 at 16:21, Blogger Dr Ron said…

    Accelerated Learning is a method of teaching that has proved effective in reaching children 'where they're at' and channeling their energies productively. Once we have that in our schools, we can look around and see if we still have kids who are 'ADHD'. There won't be many.

  • At 13 May 2008 at 16:27, Blogger Dr Ron said…

    PS: Here's a link to Accelerated Learning in the UK:
    Note that this approach has gradually infiltrated the training world also and is now often described as 'good training'. In poor training, people sit at desks, fall asleep or look out the window. Some of the 'old' trainers avoid using a room with a window!

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