Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Thanks for bringing this article to our attention, OP.
I think it is awfully sad that so many parents are willing to drug their babies.
I have worked in daycares, and at these ages, most if not all the behavior exhibited can be explained in age appropriate ways. But some lazy parents
would rather label a strong willful child as defective and medicate them, instead of working with the blessings and gifts the maker endowed in
Why does a baby need prozac or ritalin? Even though these drugs are mild, no baby needs them. I cringe at parents using homeopathic medicines like
melatonin, and st johns wort even, at these ages.
Little kids in this age group have valid reasons for the behavior they exhibit it is up to us adults to be tuned into them and educated enough on
child behavior that we recognize normal from abnormal.
I agree with you, but Prozac and Ritalin are certainly not mild drugs. While I agree that a parent should not give their child melatonin or St.
John's Wart, Melatonin is actually created in your pineal gland anyway. So there's usually no need for anyone to take it, unless your natural levels
are below what they should be (which I guess you know that, since you said homeopathic).
Prozac is a horrible drug, and I don't really think anyone should take it... especially teens and children. Prozac has been shown to make depression
much worse in teens and children. Anti-depressants are a sham, anyway. It's just a lazy way to "combat" depression, when it actually does nothing
but # your head up. Ritalin is an amphetamine, and a parent giving their child this drug is lazy and also irresponsible, because he and/or she is
setting the kid up for drug addiction.
So I agree, parents should NOT be giving their children these drugs, for obvious reasons. Children are naturally curious, and are easily distracted.
But yet, ignorant (and/or greedy) doctors will write this off as ADD or ADHD. Ridiculous. Honestly, I don't think that adults should even take these
drugs as a medication
. Ritalin, for instance, will only help you with your so-called "ADD" while you're on it. When you're off of it, the
so-called "ADD" will be even worse, especially if you're withdrawing from the drug. See the vicious cycle yet? These kinds of pharmaceutical drugs
are money traps. It's even worse than having a recreational addiction to Ritalin (or Adderall), because you have a solid belief system in place which
tells you that it's going to help your "mental problems," which was set in place by Big Pharma and your ignorant doctors.
So, in short:
- Prozac will not cure anyone's depression.
- Ritalin and/or Adderall will not cure your "ADD/ADHD" (a made-up disorder), as everyone's curiosity in the world can wander all around and cause
people to be distracted. If someone has a focusing problem, they should try doing something that they are actually interested in
. Nobody needs
Ritalin or Adderall.
[edit on 24-4-2010 by Fangula]