In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians while they administration leaves little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Starting in the 1980's teachers, principles and school systems began diagnosing without degrees in any medical field.
Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven.
Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have severe side-effects including insomnia, loss of appetite, headaches, psychotic symptoms and even potentially fatal adverse reactions, such as cardiac arrhythmia.
If we are going to look at the entire picture, the realm of addiction goes outside of OxyContin, Hydrocodone and all the other pain killers that were over prescribed. There is an over prescribing of these drugs as well.
And yet, despite these dangers, many school systems actually work with government agencies to force parents to drug their children, threatening those who refuse with the prospect of having their children taken from the home unless they cooperate.
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