posted on Apr, 28 2004 @ 06:06 AM
This is something I've been thinking about for a while now. We've all heard the stories of parents putting their children as young as 3 years old on
mood altering drugs just to keep their children from "acting up".
I've even read stories where schools actually demand that the parents place what they see as a "troubled child" on medication.
It seems to me that this type of medication is being abused in the worst way in order to keep children in a "zombie" like state so they do as their
told. Like the medication is being used to replaced actual "parenting".
They dont let kids be kids anymore. This is of course great for the pharmaceutical companies since the more people get hooked on these drugs the more
money they make.
Here's some info on the different disorders that kids get diagnosed with these days by to called "mental health profesionals".
The more common diagnosed in children is of course ADHD:
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also known as hyperactivity or attention deficit disorder (ADD), is a common condition in children.
Children with ADHD generally have problems paying attention or concentrating, can't seem to follow directions, and are easily bored and/or frustrated
with tasks. They also tend to move constantly and to be impulsive (do not think before they act). Although these behaviors are common in children,
they occur more often than usual and are more severe in a child with ADHD. These behaviors interfere with the child's ability to function at school
and at home.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Here's some info on the types of medications used to treat these disorders:
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): MAOIs work by stopping, or "inhibiting," the breakdown of the neurotransmitters that control mood,
called monoamines. The major monoamines are norepinephrine and serotonin. Common MAOIs include Nardil and Parnate. Anxiety disorders are sometimes
treated with MAOIs. People taking MAOIs must be very careful about their diets and avoid certain foods that can interact with the medication. For that
reason, MAOIs have largely been replaced by the newer antidepressants, which do not have diet restrictions.
Tricyclic antidepressants also work by increasing the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin, but they take a different approach than the
MAOIs. The tricyclics target the nerve cells, reducing their ability to reabsorb the neurotransmitters. Common tricyclics include Elavil, Norpramin
and Pamelor. Tricyclics are sometimes used to treat affective disorders, such as depression or bipolar depression.
Selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the newest class of antidepressants. SSRIs work by specifically targeting serotonin. SSRIs
include Celexa, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft. Affective disorders, such as depression, and anxiety disorders are often treated with SSRIs.
Medications Used to Treat Mental Disorders
So my question is..... is there a Conspiracy to drug Americas Youth? Is there an effort currently being promoted by government as well as the
pharmaceutical Industry to get people hooked on mood altering drugs to keep them subdued?
Note: Before people start replying one note here. I know some people actually have seen some great benefits by using this medication. Even in my own
family since some of them used to take this type of medication and it helped them tremendously. Im referring to the use of this medication in children
of a very young age.
[Edited on 28-4-2004 by Ocelot]
[Edited on 28-4-2004 by Ocelot]