Prescription Medicine For ADHD and Why Your Child May Not Need It

Prescription Medicine For ADHD and Why Your Child May Not Need It

Why is there such an enormous increase in prescribing prescription medicine for ADHD? It is common place for a two year old to be on three different medicines! These are very disturbing facts and as a parent you should be questioning any prescription medicine for ADHD that your doctor is trying to give your child.

The first question you should be asking yourself is why the increase in supposed illnesses such as anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism in children? We are not talking a small increase, according to some reports like the PBS Frontline show “The Medicated Child” it was stated that there is a 4,000 percent increase in the last ten years of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The experts suggest many reasons including environmental reasons, misdiagnosis and genetics, but the real question is with so many side effects and no real knowledge of future repercussions of all the prescription medicines for ADHD in children is it still prescribed so freely. These children are given medication after medication. If one medicine doesn’t work let’s try another until finally they are so confused mentally that they actually do develop tics or mental anxiety issues.

This over prescribed mentality isn’t just for the children. If you go into your doctor’s office and ask for an antidepressant you’ll get it. If you have allergies and want a prescription it will be given to you. If you have osteoporosis the medical profession doesn’t explain in much detail about how to eat right, exercise and take vitamin D along with the calcium to maintain or reverse bone loss; or the fact that everyone loses some bone as they age; no, the first option with most conventional doctors is to prescribe “bone building” prescriptions that are now being proven to actually cause more fractures. The body has a wonderful capacity to heal itself in most instances if given the chance.

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I can say from experiences in talking with parents that over half of the children taking prescription medicine for ADHD can in fact say no to teachers and the quick fix politics of medicine and find another alternative. I’m sure you have heard it before on the news about the American diet and how it is killing us and setting our children up for many illnesses in their future. Just getting back to a more healthy way of eating can reverse many illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. Have you noticed how many children have food allergies in the last ten years? Do you think it might coincide with the fast food nation epidemic? I do.

Why risk your child’s mental health and future dependency on drugs with unproven and unstudied psychiatric drugs when there are so many other alternatives that do not have horrible side effects.

For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect.”

~Pfeiffer’s Law~, Dr Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD