Category: ADHD Medication
Written by Dave Pughe-Parry
As parents we have very little protection from companies who want to sell you “stuff” to make your child better, or to “fix” your child’s behaviour. You are vulnerable, worried, and anxious about your child's future - an easy sell for greedy companies.
ADHD - and non-ADHD children are being increasingly battered by powerful forces doing battle for profits. This is not new, but the intensity has increased in the recent past.
For reasons that have got lost in the murky detritus of commerce, ADHD has received far more attention - pardon the pun - than other conditions. Unfortunately it’s the wrong kind of attention.
Two articles that have been published in the last week bring this issue into sharp focus.
The first article uses as it’s base a report compiled by a Dr Visser of The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in at Atlanta in the USA. The article trumpets that more than 10 000 American toddlers, aged 2 and 3 years old, are being medicated for ADHD.
The second article shrieks that some cereals that children eat are more than half sugar by weight.
Both these articles affect children with ADHD in different ways. I want to use parts of both articles to illustrate why parents should be very worried, and what you can do about it to protect your children, whether they have ADHD or not.
Lets address the medication issue first.