teen labeling

Teen Screening – Put your kids on drugs?

When my kids were growing up I wanted them to make decisions for themselves.  I was well aware that I could not always be there for them and at some point in life they would move out and be on their own.  At that point they would not have one of their parents telling them if they were doing something right or wrong or correcting them etc.  They had to learn judgement and to make their own mistakes.  As parents we helped them but we also wanted them to be ‘self’ determined.

Teen screening is a marketing campaign by the pharmaceutical industry.  Being a teenager is about learning and there can be some stress involved.  The stress of exams and peer pressure.  Learning that all relationships do not always work out.  The mind is an amazing thing and can work out pretty much any problem or situation if applied.  Taking a drug because one  is depressed or not feeling perfect is only going to dull the mind and make it less effective.

Here is a website with more information on Teen Screening:
It has some great information on the subject.

They are your children and you do not have to put them on drugs no matter what the school board or ‘system’ says.

Posted by greymouser in Big Pharma

ADHD Drug therapy – Is it dangerous?

ADHD Drug Treatment and its Dangers:

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) website states: “Ritalin is …structurally and pharmacologically similar to amphetamines and cocaine and has the same dependency profile of cocaine and other stimulants.”

Even the milder side effects of ADHD drug treatment include such problems as behavior disturbances, psychotic episodes, anxiety, restlessness, agitation, amnesia, confusion, lack of emotion and hostility.

ADHD child behavior is also often misdiagnosed.  Child and teen labeling of ADHD often preclude a proper medical exam with an accurate diagnosis.  Ensure that a prescribed medication is not just masking a symptom or symptoms.  It is better to find the real cause of the symptoms by finding the underlying problem or you could make the situation worse.

Posted by greymouser in Advices