THIS WAS TAKEN FROM AN ACTUAL ONLINE Q&A HELD BY AN ACTUAL DOCTOR.
Mother: What’s the youngest age at which a child can be diagnosed with, and treated for, ADHD? My three-year-old is hyperactive and I worry about his safety.
Doctor: It’s unusual for a child to be diagnosed before the age of five. But since your son is showing signs of ADHD, there’s no need to wait. Have the doctor evaluate your three-year-old and ask about starting medication. The latest research shows that stimulants are now safe and effective - even for preschoolers.
Is this serious? Honestly consider the fact that in this country MOST of us always trust the infinitley knowledgeable doctor is always right. Now lets have a moment of silence and think about this. Is hyperactivity in a 3 year old really adequate evidence that this child needs "black box" narcotics? Last time I checked a lot of three year olds are hyperactive. This is someone the government endorses. After all they did issue him his license.
Adderall and other methamphetamines are considered by the FDA, "Black box" narcotics. In the United States, a black box warning (also sometimes called a black label warning or boxed warning is a type of warning that appears on the package insert for prescription drugs that may cause serious adverse effects. It is so named for the black border that usually surrounds the text of the warning.
A black box warning means that medical studies indicate that the drug carries a significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can require a pharmaceutical company to place a black box warning on the labeling of a prescription drug, or in literature describing it. It is the strongest warning that the FDA requires. How come we can give children these narcotics, but we would never give our children xanax or vicodine, which are horrible, but still not as bad as this stuff? How about oxycodone?
HE WILL BE EAGER TO TELL YOU THE POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT IT WILL HAVE ON YOUR CHILD, SUCH AS GIVING HIM OR HER MORE FOCUS IN SCHOOL, BUT BE SURE MOST OF THE TIME HE WILL NOT TELL YOU WHAT NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS IT WILL HAVE ON YOUR CHILD
Good job Doctor and Parent, because they deserve some blame for not properly researching the drug. Let's put children on a drug that holds the Highest FDA warning. There's still a chance to stop, so have no worries.
This is getting out of control, and it's tough to look down upon people who fall for this, because information is scarce. To prove this, an unnamed Government health body advises to use extreme caution with these DANGEROUS drugs. Then all of a sudden they took a complete U-turn and revised the warning, as well as showing the drug in a positive light. Coincidence? I think not. This should be legal? How can the government and these doctors withhold important information involving the health of children and adults alike? Even the possiblity of death. This is why an NYU student who was interviewed on the subject compared Adderall to Tylenol.
There have been fifty-one reported deaths from ADD medications. Twenty of those fifty-one were children. They just dropped dead.
DANGERS OF THIS DRUG:
- Worsening of illness
- Bad weight loss
- Decreased growth
- Heart Attack
- High Blood Pressure
- SUDDEN DEATH
JUST A FEW MORE POINTS TO MAKE
Is giving your children the upper hand in school a good enough reason to feed them these life threatening drugs?
A doctor found that ten out of ten children who died from unexplained heart problems were all on these drugs.
How do we test for these types of problems (ADD/DEPRESSION/ANXIETY, ETC)? The doctor isn't sticking a needle into my head and taking a reading. Thank God he isn't. DIG DEEPER DOCTOR!
Be careful who you trust.
Don't take this as something designed to offend. Take it as care, and help.
Open your eyes, America! My next article on this subject will cover much more on big medicine and how the they beneifit from selling drugs legally. I must close with this: MARIJUANA IS STILL ILLEGAL.
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