Friday, March 27, 2009

NOW THEY TELL US: ADHD MEDS AREN'T WORTH CRAP

Ok everybody. Here's a Washington Post article on the research-- funded by your federal government -- that confirms what so many people have been saying all along. Longterm-- ADHD meds don't actually help all that much. Yes, you can drug a kid (mostly boys) into compliance but after two years, your son will be lighter, smaller (Yes, it turns out ADHD meds DO stunt your sons growth) and not much will have changed with his attention issues.

The earlier version of this study, which showed strong positive effects for ADHD meds, was trumpeted by BIG PHARMA to parents, teachers, pediatricians, schools etc. etc.

Not saying you shouldn't give your son ADHD med. But understand the risk and the (limited) upside.

PS: Thank God we have reporters and a paper like the Washington Post to publish this. A world without newspapers and you would never hear about this.

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