Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The side effects of ADHD drugs

This news article discusses the many side effects of ADHD drugs, some of which are heart attack, stroke, hypertension, heart palpitations, an irregular heartbeat, psychosis, mania, aggressive behavior, schizophrenia and hallucinations. There have also been deaths linked to these drugs.

If a child develops psychosis, mania, schizophrenia, etc after taking these drugs, psychiatrists do not wean the child off the drug that is producing the side effects. Instead, they put the child on additional drugs to treat the "symptoms" - which are really side effects.

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