Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Marijuana

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Marijuana

ADHD and Marijuana

Recently on our travels across the country we found a good friend recently prescribed ADHD medication.  For various symptoms such as inability to concentrate, memory issues, etc. 

Not the first time I’ve come across this phenomenon.  The medical ‘profession’ and the pharmaceutical industry are, in this day and age, completely focused on symptoms.  Rarely, anymore, does one find a doctor with the inclination or the time to look to find causes. 

Easier, quicker and more financially rewarding to hand out drugs that hopefully, mask the symptoms.  That way one has a lifetime patient (income). 

A quick search will find some common manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

- having a short attention span and being easily distracted

- making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork

- appearing forgetful or losing things

- being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time-consuming

- appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions

- constantly changing activity or task

- having difficulty organizing tasks

And some short and long term effects of marijuana:

- affects judgement

- reduces reaction time

- sleepiness

- attention problems

- alters sense of time and place

- impaired body movement

- impaired memory

- impairs memory and thinking

- impairs learning functions

- weakens the ability to learn

The similarities are quite obvious.  Any medical practitioner worth his or her salt should be able to see and know this if they bothered to look. 

Add to this problem are the side effects of Adderall and Ritalin, which are the most prescribed drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:

  • restlessness
  • difficulty falling asleep/interrupted sleep
  • paranoia
  • exacerbation of existing mental illnesses
  • nervousness
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • psychosis

There are numerous solutions to ADHD that don’t involve drugs.  Whether the so called disease is caused by marijuana or some other situation.  Allergies.  Mineral depletion. 

If these side effects are caused by marijuana, partially or otherwise, ask your doctor or do your own research for ways to handle the cause.  It’s not because your body is short on the vitamin Ritalin.  And the whole brain chemical imbalance thing has been debunked numerous times.  So, don’t go there.

I’m not a doctor but it may be as simple as stopping the use of marijuana and doing some sort of detox.  Or it could be something more serious.  In his book, A Dose of Sanity, Dr Sydney Walker gives an example of someone that been prescribed an anti-anxiety drug when with proper research he found the cause to be a brain tumour.  But that takes a bit of time to discover.  Time that most doctors won’t take. 

More on Big Pharma and Addiction here

There are very few instances where drugs will solve problems. 

Do your research.  Ask your doctor to do the same.

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Lies from Big Pharma, The FDA and psychiatry!

Lies from Big Pharma, The FDA and psychiatry!

Great article on some of the falsehoods propagated by the pharmaceutical industry.  Fourteen myths that we have been told over and over now properly debunked.

Myth # 1: 
“The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”

False. Actually the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by the multinational profit-driven drug companies. The studies are frequently farmed out by the pharmaceutical companies by well-paid research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their corporate employers. Unsurprisingly, such research policies virtually guarantee fraudulent results."

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