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Why Prescribe 1 Medication for ADHD When You Can Prescribe 2?

January 14, 2014

 

 

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The pharmaceutical companies have managed to get their ADHD medications in classrooms all over the world. You’d think after this windfall they could leave these children alone. No, there is more pills to be taken and money to be made.

Whilst I do not possess the medical knowledge to make a determination about ADHD I do know that it is over prescribed, it is supposed to be prescribed after other modes of treatment are deemed unsuccessful yet it isn’t and not enough research has been conducted to rule out the long term implications of drugs like Ritalin. So don’t have a go at me for being extremely skeptical about this latest study:

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also are extremely aggressive might benefit from taking an antipsychotic drug along with their stimulant medication, a new study suggests.

Prescribing powerful antipsychotic medications to children with behavioral problems is controversial. Little is known about the long-term safety of these medications, which are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. And previous studies have provided little evidence to support the idea that they help quell youngsters’ violent outbursts.

But the new study, which was published online in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, suggests there might be some merit to the idea, at least for severely troubled kids.

 

Click on the link to read my post on An ADHD Epidemic or an Over-Diagnosis Epidemic?

Click on the link to read my post on More than 1 in 10 U.S. Children Diagnosed with ADHD!

Click on the link to read my post on Doctors are Hypocrites When it Comes to ADHD

Click on the link to read my post on Shock Horror: Sleep Deprived Children Diagnosed with ADHD Instead!

Click on the link to read my post on ‘If my Son was a Dog, I’d Have him Put Down’: Mother of ADHD Child


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