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There is no conspiracy here, the doctors and everyone are VERY familiar with the addictive potential of the meds, thus why they all are DEA Schedule II drugs(which is the schedule right before ILLEGAL, which means they have the highest potential for abuse and withdrawal symptoms).
Before you place your child on them you need to see a specialist that treats ADHD ADD etc.
Originally posted by FredT
Couple of things.
These medications when prescribed by an MD are legal.
Do they work? Yes, for many these medications do work and make a difference.
But: Before you place your child on them you need to see a specialist that treats ADHD ADD etc. You need a proper evaluation and non pharma methods should be exhausted before you go this route. No offence to General Pediatricians everywhere but they are NOT qualified to no should they be allowed to prescribe these meds unless the child has been evaluated by a qualifed MD.