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ATLANTA — More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which found that toddlers covered by Medicaid are particularly prone to be put on medication such as Ritalin and Adderall, is among the first efforts to gauge the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. in children below age 4. Doctors at the Georgia Mental Health Forum at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where the data was presented, as well as several outside experts strongly criticized the use of medication in so many children that young.
The American Academy of Pediatrics standard practice guidelines for A.D.H.D. do not even address the diagnosis in children 3 and younger — let alone the use of such stimulant medications, because their safety and effectiveness have barely been explored in that age group. “It’s absolutely shocking, and it shouldn’t be happening,” said Anita Zervigon-Hakes, a children’s mental health consultant to the Carter Center. “People are just feeling around in the dark. We obviously don’t have our act together for little children.”
originally posted by: andr3w68
a reply to: mahatche
Notice that they were medicaid patients. This means they are getting what the plans call for them to get. Now we are all being forced into government mandated healthcare plans. I wonder why it is so. Is it to help the people? No. It's to get more control over what medications are prescribed. At least that's my theory, and I'm loosely sticking to it. Lol.
originally posted by: beezzer
A tinfoil hat moment. . . . .
20 years from now, an entire generation will not be allowed to own firearms because they were/are on neurotropic drugs.
Basically it started with a 1967 meeting and how to control the emotions of a population by the year 2000. At approx 51 minutes in the video it says there are now 300 million prescriptions written yearly....
Chemical imbalance is a marketing tool used by the drug companies.
Some studies say Psychotropic drugs kill 2.5 times more people than homicides. Over half of all suicides are on Psychotropic drugs and if you look at rampage stabbings and shootings there is evidence that a psychotropic was involved. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...