Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ADHD and Ritalin

The following notice concerning Block's book is not an endorsement, for your information. See our further coverage at Citizen Mom

ADHD: Fix it without drugging your kids
Doctor asks: 'Doesn't your child deserve more than a label and a drug?'
Posted: April 12, 2007
3:43 p.m. Eastern
© 2007

If your child is among the millions of American kids who are taking Ritalin or similar drugs, or if he or she has learning problems or has been diagnosed with ADHD-ADD, this life-changing package – called "The ADHD Kit" – is for you. Exclusive to WorldNetDaily's online store, it has practical, proven and easy-to-follow information that has helped thousands of families around the world.

Millions of American children, mostly boys, are diagnosed with new diseases like ADD and ADHD that didn't exist a generation ago. To "treat" them and make their behavior more acceptable, we force them to take dangerous psycho-stimulant drugs.

"Dangerous"? Yes. Between six and nine million American children are taking Ritalin, the most popular treatment for "attention-deficit" and "overactivity" problems at school. But Ritalin is the trade name for Methylphenidate, which the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies as a "Schedule II" substance. "The controlled substances in this schedule," the DEA cautions, "have a high abuse potential with severe psychological or physical dependence liability, but have accepted medical use in the U.S."

Thus, reports the New York Times, "pediatricians and child psychiatrists are increasingly turning to pharmacology as the treatment of choice for depression, attention disorder, severe anxiety, obsessive disorder, manic depression and other conditions." Twice as many boys as girls are being given these psychiatric drugs.

Dealing with the real problem

Dr. Mary Ann Block, D.O., is a renowned expert on treating ADHD-ADD without drugs. Her approach is to look for and treat, whenever possible, the underlying causes of the health and learning problems instead of covering the symptoms with psychiatric drugs.

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