A Misdiagnosis, Anywhere. The New York Times, Oct 13, 2011.
The drugging of children for A.D.H.D. has become an epidemic. More than 5 million U.S. children, or 9.5 percent, were diagnosed with A.D.H.D. as of 2007. About 2.8 million had received a prescription for a stimulant medication in 2008. ...
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Because the epidemic dispensing of psychiatric drugs is based on misinformation, it is important for all health professionals, consumers, and most citizens (including patients and their family members) to have a more rational understanding of how psychiatric drugs actually “work.” Instead of enforcing authoritarian “medication compliance” in obedience to the prescriber’s orders, informed therapists and healthcare providers have an ethical duty to provide scientific information about the real effects of psychiatric drugs. Instead of naively accepting whatever the doctor prescribes to them, consumers need to educate themselves about all medications, but especially about psychiatric ones, which are consistently misrepresented and oversold.
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Recent findings have created the need for a review of the literature concerning epinephrine-induced behavioral depression and for an evaluation of the possible mechanisms and clinical implications.
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A careful review of the Multimodal Treatment Study for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (the 'MTA Study') reveals serious methodological flaws that undermine its scientific validity.