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Why Do One In Ten Kids In The U.S. Have ADHD?

About two-thirds of the children diagnosed with ADHD are on some form of prescription medication.

According to AP medical writer Mike Stobbe:
“In the latest survey, 9.5 percent said a doctor or health care provider had told them their child had ADHD … ADHD diagnosis is in many ways a matter of opinion.

There’s no blood test or brain-imaging exam for the condition. Sometimes reading disabilities or other problems in the classroom cause a teacher or others to mistakenly think a child has ADHD.”
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The Tragic Consequences of Drugging Our Children

The number of prescriptions for psychotropic drugs for children has more than doubled between 1995 and 2000. This revealing documentary by Gary Null details the devastating consequences of this excessive medicating of our children with mind-altering drugs.
The film focuses on children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though evidence to verify such a diagnosis is lacking. (Click for more information)

ADHD Drugs May Cause Sudden Death

This is an article I found today on babble.com.

Some disturbing new evidence is coming to light about the stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, used to treat kids with ADHD. In a small number of children, the drugs have caused sudden death; in fact, kids treated with these drugs are seven times more likely to die suddenly than kids who are not.