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    Default Medicating Our Kids: A New Perspective on ADHD

    Kelly Brogan, MD
    January 16, 2014

    "She has a remarkable ability to engage in a task. We use her as a model for the other kids, to show them what we want out of the journaling project," said my daughter's nursery school teachers as we sat together on diminutive, paint-splotched furniture. Rather than feeling self-satisfaction at her stellar "performance," my mind wandered to the greater issue at hand here: what is happening to children, how are we being manipulated by industry to interpret it, and how can awareness be raised around better solutions other than ADHD medications for kids.


    A candid and uncharacteristically provocative piece entitled the Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder ran in the NY Times, as part of an effort to raise this awareness. The article discusses the making of an epidemic, much as Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic and host of Mad in America, has in his efforts to expose the manufacturing of a profit-driven machine into which our children are being fed.

    To read the rest of the article go to:
    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/med...64ef2-86749061
    Last edited by Islander; 01-18-14 at 11:11 PM. Reason: italicize journal title

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    I found this frightening: Dr. Brogan talks about the long term side effects of these medications and states:

    "He cites a study by Nasrallah et al in which more than 50% of treated young adults experienced PET confirmed brain atrophy, concluding "cortical atrophy may be a long-term adverse effect of this treatment." In rhesus monkeys, Wagner et al demonstrated long-term changes to dopamine levels and receptor density, related to compensatory changes the brain undergoes in the setting of chronic intoxication. Subjects abstinent from stimulants for three years were found to have persistent dopamine-related brain changes on PET scans, related to Parkinsonian pathology."

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    Default Re: Medicating Our Kids: A New Perspective on ADHD

    The alternative medicine community has known for at least 20 years that the underlying causes of ADHD (allergies, celiac, sugar, etc.) can best be treated naturally without drugs. Interesting that they are the ones that get accused of being quacks instead of vice-versa. It really demonstrates how powerful Big Pharma is and how wrongheaded allopathic medicine can be.

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    The Life Extension Foundation has a protocol on ADHD which includes nutrient recommendations.
    http://www.lef.org/protocols/emotion...m#introduction

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