Two landmark US lawsuits have been filed alleging that attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were invented largely to promote the sale of the drug Ri ...
Around five million children in the USA are taking some prescribed stimulant to treat their hyperactivity. The manufacturers are now turning to Europe in general, and the UK in particular,
Using sophisticated brain imaging techniques, US researchers have concluded that Ritalin (methylphenidate), taken by millions of children worldwide, exerts the same effect on the brain as cocaine.
* One reason for the increased incidence of ADHD may be environmental. Lead, mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) - all common pollutants - are toxic to children at levels that are insignificant to adults.
Clinical diagnosis of ADHD in children is inexact.' - Statement from the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 19 June 2001
I have a question for you. Cigarettes, alcohol, petrol, sugar and high-emission cars - which is the odd one out? All have a highly negative impact on our health.
ADHD, PART I: Thank goodness, another new drug for our kids
ADHD, PART II: OK, it's time for some joined-up thinking
It's a fact that ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is an over diagnosed 'condition' that makes patients of children who used to be classified as 'difficult' or 'energetic'. Once the ADHD label has been attached, a child can become a...