Dr. Al Sears, an MD from Florida, reports that:
Chances are you know of a child on Ritalin or some other prescription drug for â€œattention deficit/hyperactivity disorderâ€ (ADHD). But did you know that these drugs can keep children from growing normally? Meanwhile, there are plenty of safe, natural ways to help these children that you wonâ€™t hear about from the mainstream medical community.
In a recently published study, a team of American scientists discovered that while Ritalin and similar prescription drugs like Adderall and Dexedrine might help some kids in the short term, over a three-year period they had no beneficial effect on their overall behavior . . . and that they can stunt childrenâ€™s growth.
So not only are these drugs dangerous, addictive and harmful to normal development â€“ they donâ€™t even work.
If you want the full text of Dr. Sears’ email, feel free to leave a comment with your email address and I’ll email it to you — he says it is okay with him to pass along the email, which I would not do without permission.
His article sites several studies that are themselves worth reading.