Do you have a child who is inattentive at home? Doesn't pay attention at school? Has to be reminded to do his homework?... UH OH! Better get him on medication STAT! It sounds like you have a normal child on your hands, and who wants that!
There's a suit going on right now in three states. It alleges that the major pharmaceutical company that makes Ritalin, the Novartis Company, along with the American Psychiatric Association, the main representatives of organized medicine in the ADHD movement, and the self-help group CHADD have conspired to dupe the American public into believing that there's such a thing as ADHD, and then thrust upon innocent children a potentially dangerous drug.I don't think that's been proven, but we certainly know that there is MAJOR mulah in pharmaceuticals. And it seems where the rate of return goes up, the rate of morality goes down. So, is it possible that someone MAY prescribe a medication that MIGHT not be ABSOLUTELY necessary for the purpose of improving the bottom line for a company or individual? I'd say that's a fair assumption.
There are children who need medication to function normally. But for minor issues dealing with things like inattentiveness, let's let our kids be themselves. Let them be who they are.
"Food is the main cause of ADHD." One study found that in 64 percent of children with ADHD, the symptoms were caused by food. "It's a hypersensitivity reaction to food." So, what a lot of people end up doing is putting medication inside the body to offset the effects of the garbage we put in it. I have first hand experience with this and found great results following a plan of:
Good diet, exercise and routine
These are great habits for ANYONE, not just kids with ADHD symptoms. So why not make it a plan for the entire family.
I think our school system is another problem. It's not an easy fix, but we have one teacher, with one teaching style, teaching one curriculum to 30 different learning styles. This is extremely difficult to make effective for every child in a classroom. So, what we end up with is a bunch of kids being medicated to try to conform to the system.