Everyone recognizes ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactive disorder) as a problem in childhood and adolescence when the full weight of medicine is on hand to suppress the more worrying symptoms.
Since our last report on it in February 2001 (WDDTY vol 11 no 11), the antihyperactivity drug Ritalin has chalked up a number of milestones. It is now one of the most prescribed children’s drugs in the US
Methylphenidate (MPH) treatment 'may be associated with unacceptable side effects and risks' (J Clin Psychiatry, 1998; 59 [Suppl 7]: 42-9).
One of the side effects of our modern environment and diet has been an increase in illnesses such as autism and hyperactivity. It is important to recognize that these do not have a single cause but are rather the common endpoint for many different...