“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”
~ Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is this a monster of our own doing or does the monster truly exist?
What is happening to our children, especially our male children and why? There are more and more reports surfacing that our children are having behavioral problems that are supposedly out of the ordinary. It is being said that many of our children no longer have the ability to focus, to concentrate, to not be fidgety at what is called unprecedented levels. Is this really any different than from any other era of children? Look at my opening quote from Socrates. It appears it was going on more than 2400 years ago. U.S. children are being diagnosed and doped with Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and Vyvanse at an alarming rate! According to one study a 16 % increase from 2007 to the present and a 53% increase in the last decade! That translates into about SIX and a half MILLION CHILDREN! Sales of stimulants to treat A.D.H.D. have more than doubled to $9 billion in 2012 from $4 billion in 2007, according to the health care information company IMS Health. (1) It is said these drugs improve lives helping these kids to study better, focus better etcetera, but at what cost? Is more anxiety, possible psychosis and addiction and other yet discovered side-effects worth the supposed panacea?
According to the “professionals” A.D.H.D has no definitive test. The diagnosis is determined only by speaking extensively with patients, parents and teachers, and ruling out other possible causes — a subjective process that is often skipped under time constraints and pressure from parents. It is considered a chronic condition that is often carried into adulthood. Yet we are allowing our kids to be drugged! Furthermore, the definition of A.D.H.D maybe changed shortly by the American Psychological Association. The reason, to allow more people to be treated and diagnosed! (2)
Here are what you parents are possibly too readily accepting. You are asking, (pressuring might be a better word) your doctors to administer these drugs to correct what is perceived as troublesome behaviour and slipping grades. Are these behaviors and most of these cases real or perceived? Is it because you get complaints from a teachers of what once was considered normal childhood behavior as abnormal, therefore it is A.D.H.D. Then you have advertising that tells you and your doctors that these medications can substantially improve a child’s life. Am I suggesting that a problem does not exist? Not at all. What I am suggesting that we do all we can before we put our children on these insidious drugs.
Here are a some excerpts from a few doctors addressing this issue:
The C.D.C. director, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, likened the rising rates of stimulant prescriptions among children to the overuse of pain medications and antibiotics in adults.
Dr. Jerome Groopman, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the author of “How Doctors Think said, “There’s a tremendous push where if the kid’s behavior is thought to be quote-unquote abnormal — if they’re not sitting quietly at their desk — that’s pathological, instead of just childhood”.
A leading voice has been Dr. Ned Hallowell , a child psychiatrist and author of best-selling books on the disorder. But in a recent interview, Dr. Hallowell said that the new C.D.C. data, combined with recent news reports of young people abusing stimulants, left him assessing his role.
Whereas Dr. Hallowell for years would reassure skeptical parents by telling them that Adderall and other stimulants were “safer than aspirin ,” he said last week, “I regret the analogy” and he “won’t be saying that again.” And while he still thinks that many children with A.D.H.D. continue to go unrecognized and untreated, he said the high rates demonstrate how the diagnosis is being handed out too freely.
“I think now’s the time to call attention to the dangers that can be associated with making the diagnosis in a slipshod fashion,” he said. “That we have kids out there getting these drugs to use them as mental steroids — that’s dangerous, and I hate to think I have a hand in creating that problem.” (3)
Dr. Hugh Taylor, a medical professor and chief of Yale’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, co-authored a 2012 study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies and concluded “Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity”. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a developmental disorder associated with neuropathology localized primarily to the same brain region, and is characterized by inattention and hyperactivity. “We have shown that behavioral problems in mice that resemble ADHD are caused by cell phone exposure in the womb,” said Taylor. “The rise in behavioral disorders in human children may be in part due to fetal cellular telephone irradiation exposure.” (4).
Here are a list of areas that the “professionals” think may be contributing factors.
• Genetic pre-disposition
• EMF -Electro Magnetic Frequency
• Cell Phone Radiation
• Single parenting and poor maternal education (5)
• Organophosphate pesticide (5)
• Technology Over-Exposure
• Parents relinquishing their parental duties to devices.
I am not saying that A.D.H.D. does not exist. I am not saying that it is not serious. What I am saying is that we should be absolutely sure this condition is what we claim it is. I am saying that definitive tests should be developed and sooner than later. I am saying that we should be looking at natural ways to address A.D.H.D. before doping them. Like dealing with allergies, maybe we need to begin taking away stuff and adding it back to find out if something else is triggering the problem. Another area to seriously look at is the effects EMF is having upon certain groups of our population, particularly our children. As a precaution we should be lessening the use of electronic devices even on the wildest chance that they maybe causing this problem (I know that’s a tough call let alone action). Does almost 7 million of our children on these various drugs constitute an epidemic? If we then find out that our kids truly have a problem then maybe we have an endemic, epidemic condition in the U.S.. Otherwise, the vast majority of our kids today are just as normal now as they were in Socrates time 2500 years ago. I sure pray for the latter.
Keep watching for an upcoming blog on a very personal story about one mother’s trying and loving experience to help her children with A.D.H.D. and A.D.D. and how Cieaura was able to help her.
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Here’s to your health and changing not only the way you think but the actions you take.
Chipsterhealth, April 17, 2013
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(1) March 31, 2013. More Diagnoses of Hyperactivity in New C.D.C.
Data By ALAN SCHWARZ & SARAH COHEN
(2) CDC – Center For Desease Control. “Facts About ADHD”
(3) Dr. Hallowell, “Live A Better Life”
(4). Dr. Hugh S. Taylor
Cell Phone Use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring
Thursday, March 15, 2012
(5) Half of ADHD cases linked to social factors: study
(AFP) – Jun 2, 2010