This is an excellent little video from Dr. Mary Anne Block, Medical Director of The Block Center, describing why she wrote her book “No More ADHD” She succinctly describes what the real problems can be that psychiatrists label as ADD and ADHD, and then seek to mask or cover up their symptoms with drugs like Ritalin, that have serious side effects (including heart attack and death), and which can cause suicide when someone tries to withdraw from them.
Take three minutes and watch it.
Kids who fidget, can’t sit still, blurt out answers in class without being asked, or whose attentions wander, usually have an underlying medical condition such as an allergy or other medical problem that can actually be diagnosed using real science, and not the subjective checklist that psychiatrists use to label kids as having ADD or ADHD.
Don’t drug your kids with drugs that psychiatrists prescribe. The “science” behind their theories of brain chemical imbalance is completely bogus. There are no medical tests that can tell a doctor that a kid is suffering from a lack of Ritalin, because it simply isn’t ever the truth. Here’s a great little essay by my friend Dean Blehert about the way psych drugs are created and marketed and the obscene caricature of the scientific method they use as “proof” that their drugs work and should be sold by the billions of dollars-worth, to kids.