Sunday, September 14, 2008

Children Misdiagnosed with ADHD

I just read that there was a judge who scolded psychiatrists for their all too ready diagnosis of ADHD in today's kids. It all blew up after a child, who was doing well at home, was diagnosed for ADHD at school. After the build up of a couple years of drugs in his system, the kid began using drugs and sexually assulted an elderly woman at a railway station.

The psychologist on the case says that because boy did not need the drugs, they would have had the same affect on him as early illegal use of the drug "speed". This indeed makes Ritalin a surefire gateway drug for those misdiagnosed with ADHD.

I find it amazing that people will still deny that Ritalin, in the Narcotics Schedule as speed, is not right for kids to take. Any thoughts?


D Bunker said...

Has there ever been a case of a young person going on a crime spree, ..... or Dying, ..... from Untreated ADHD?

Do 13 year old boys appear in Court claiming that they robbed the Nintendo Store because they Couldn't get Ritalin?

Julia said...

Hi d bunker,

I'm certainly not aware of any such case. That's a very good point.