Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dr. Manny Disbelieves Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Prevalent in Youth

this morning on Fox 'n Friends the trio, Carlson, Doocy, Kilmeade, were discussing the situation of the 3-year old who acted up on a plane before take-off and after a warning to settle the child or they'd have to get off, the family was asked to leave.

Fox 'n Friends hosts brought in Dr. Manny and the 911 Nanny. The pair gave their thoughts on the situation which made for some interesting disputes between them.

The most shocking portion of the discussion was when Dr. Manny said that the majority of children who attend pre-school or elementary school do not have Attention Deficiat Hyperactivity Disorder, but are diagnosed as such.

Fox streamed some so-called statistics across the screen.

It is unfortunate in my opinion that Dr. Manny continues to put out this false information.

He, as with many others, may not like the fact, or support the fact that physicians diagnose ADHD in children and then immediately prescribe Ritalin, but that doesn't dismiss the fact that ADHD exists in a majority of children before they attend school and continues throughout unless ADHD is treated.

I agree Ritalin is way over prescribed in the United States. But ADHD is a fact. It is prevalent in our youth, and we as a country need to fight for these children and their health.

Hopefully, Dr. Manny will read

THE LCP SOLUTION The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia & dyspraxia by B. Jacqueline Stordy, Ph.D., and Malcolm J. Nicholl

Hopefully, Dr. Manny will use his platform and notoriety to admit ADHD exists, and there are other avenues to take than over-prescribing drugs such as Ritalin.

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