Death from Ritalin the truth behind ADHD
One family's advocacy against stimulant medications for children, following the
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  • Death from Ritalin The truth behind ADHD / / / Info for Parents who are pressured to diagnose and drug their children for ADD or ADHD

  • Story behind our Sons death caused from ADHD Drug, Ritalin

  • See many of the Our 14-year-old Son Died from Ritalin Use April 15, 2001 this website was created in hopes of providing parents and guardians with information about the truth behind ADHD and the drugs used to treat children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD

  • We did all we could to convince state and federal government about the methods used in the miss-diagnosing of thousands of children with in ADD - attention deficit disorder and ADHD hyperactivity disorder of ADHD and psychotropic drugging of children with Ritalin and other drugs

  • Since the death of our 14-year-old son Matthew caused from the use of Ritalin prescribed for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) our family has been informing others world wide via the internet about ADHD and the dangers of psychotropic drugs in memory of our son and countless other children that have died over the years as a direct result of using psychotropic drugs

  • We wish to expose the health risks, dangers, deaths and suicides that are a direct result of administering Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs to children

    Journal Article about ADHD, ADD, Ritalin Hazards by Peter R ...
    Ritalin hazards detailed in journal article by Peter R. Breggin, MD, and Ginger
    Ross Breggin.

  • 55-72 The Hazards of Treating 'Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder' with Methylphenidate (Ritalin) by Peter R

  • Treatment with stimulant drugs such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) will produce greater docility in any child (or animal) without actually improving conduct or academic performance

  • The FDA-approved information put out by the drug company, Ciba-Geigy, admits 'Long-term effects of Ritalin in children have not been well established' (Physicians' Desk Reference, 1994, p

    ADHD Medications for Children
    Keep Kids Healthy offers information for parents about available medications.
    Includes long-acting, short/intermediate acting, side effects, ...

  • Recommend Us about us or Advertisement Advertisement > > > ADHD Medications ADHD Medications Poll : What medicine does your child take for ADHD? Ritalin (brand name) Ritalin (generic) Focalin Ritalin SR Adderall Dexedrine Metadate ER Adderall XR Concerta Metadate CD Strattera Other [ ] Related Topics • • • • • • Internet Links • • • • • • • • ADHD Books: • NEWS : The FDA has approved Strattera (atomoxetine), a nonstimulant, and the first new drug in three decades for treatment of symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD

  • The big choice was whether to use generic or brand name Ritalin

  • Although there has been a sustained release version of Ritalin, called Ritalin SR, available in the past, most people found that it worked inconsistently

  • While there are no liquid preparations of any of the stimulants, the short acting ones, such as Ritalin and Adderall can usually be crushed or chewed if necessary

  • Concerta Concerta is a sustained release form of methyphenidate (Ritalin)

    Running on Ritalin
    Book on Ritalin use in America offers news and research on ADD.

  • Running on Ritalin A Physician Reflects on Children, Society and Performance in a Pill

  • Paperback - 400 pages (June 1999) Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0553379062 ; Welcome to Dear Visitor, Perhaps it was one of my books, Running on Ritalin , Should I Medicate My Child? or my latest, The Last Normal Child , that led you to this site

  • Or perhaps it was one of my appearances or a net search for information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Ritalin or psychiatric drug use in children

  • Follow the links below to learn the latest about ADHD, Ritalin, and effective non-drug treatments too

  • | Ritalin Abuse (San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2006) The Food and Drug Administration's pediatric advisory committee earlier this week not surprisingly failed to support an earlier recommendation to affix black-box warning labels of sudden death on bottles of Ritalin, the FDA's most severe action short of banning the use of the drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

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    A resource site for parents, and a challenge to the biomedical mental health industry.

  • Breeding directly? Order John's NEW BOOK NOW! (How We Care For Our Children According To Our Understanding) to read about John's bold new work! John's powerful new book is finally here! Find out more about this major work: The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses: The Truth About Ritalin, ADHD and Other "Disruptive Behavior Disorders" "The book is a challenge to the drugging of children, but the heart of the book is really about how to work with and be with young people in a way that is not suppressive." --John Breeding "Shame on this big-time quarterback for endorsing the drug that killed my daughter (and others)

    ADHD Patented, intensive, drug-free treatment, effective long-term
    Lawrence Weathers. Revolutionary theory and patented treatment technology shows
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    ADD and ADHD Fraud. Find out the truth about ADD and ADHD ...
    Articles by neurologuist Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD arguing that ADHD/ADD is a fraud.
    Commentary, media appearances, and related sites also provided.

  • Baughman has testified for victimized parents and children in ADHD/Ritalin legal cases, writes for the print media and appears on talk radio shows, always making the point that ADHD is fraudulent--a creation of the psychiatric-pharmaceutical cartel, without which they would have nothing to prescribe their dangerous, addictive, Schedule II, stimulants for--namely, Ritalin (methylphenindate), Dexedrine (dextro-amphetamine), Adderall (mixed dextro- and levo-amphetamine) and, Gradumet, and Desoxyn (both of which are methamphetamine, 'speed, ' 'ice')

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  • Ciba-Geigy funds CHADD to push Ritalin! This Special PBS Report exposes the connection between Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis), makers of methylphenidate or Ritalin, and CHADD, a parenting support group which strongly advocates the use of (ritalin)

  • The unprecedented high level of ADD diagnosis in children and the very widespread prescription of Ritalin appear to be limited to the United States

  • But, some of the parent groups promoting methylphenidate (ritalin) in the United States have announced their intention to extend their activities outside the country

  • [Excerpt] Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) DEA Officer acknowledges DEA concern over the alarming increase in Ritalin sales and abuse

  • The pediatrician might recommend Ritalin, but may also suggest that Vision Therapy (VT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) be tried first

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  • While Ritalin and other ADD and ADHD medications have potentially serious side effects, Attend builds the body and feeds the brain

  • For as certain as I am that I do not want my son on Ritalin, or other ADD medications, I am equally certain that Attend offers a better way to manage the ADD and ADHD symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder

  • The goal of this web site is to provide parents similarly struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder and the worries of Ritalin, Adderall and other ADD and ADHD medications with sound information and a level of comfort in knowing that you do have choices in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Currently about six million children are taking Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta or other ADD and ADHD medication

  • All too often, the knee-jerk reaction to ADD and ADHD symptoms is Ritalin or other Attention Deficit Disorder medications

  • Ritalin and other ADD and ADHD medications do improve short-term behavior and school performance in many children with ADD and ADHD symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Ritalin is a convenient way to handle hard-to-handle kids

  • But, Ritalin and other ADD and ADHD medications also have many potentially harmful side effects

    Ritalin Helps...but what about the side effects?
    Two MDs describe potential side effects of Ritalin.

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  • The most common stimulants are methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate-ER) and amphetamine (Dexedrine, Dexedrine Spansules, Adderall and Adderall XR.) We have been using these medications for years


    Review: ADHD stimulants for children.
    General and specific discussion of several stimulants, including Ritalin, Adderall,
    and Concerta.

  • This year about six million children, roughly one child out of every eight, will take Ritalin or other forms of methylphenidate

  • A research report in the Archives of General Psychiatry states, "Cocaine, which is one of the most reinforcing and addicting of the abused drugs, has pharmacological actions that are very similar to those of methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta), which is now the most commonly prescribed psychotropic medicine for children in the U.S." The long term outcome for children is another story that has often been overlooked, Parents Group for ADD/ADHD and Ritalin Use Info
    An organization that works against the labeling and medicating of children.
    Provides information regarding the subjective labels and the risks associated with ...

    ADHD Study: More Targeted Use of Ritalin
    While examining the brains of hyperactive, inattentive boys, Harvard researchers
    found a reduced flow of blood into a specific area of the brain known as the ...

  • S tudy Points to More Targeted Use of Ritalin: D rug Not Effective For All Article Reprinted with Kind Permission and Courtesy of You may also return to these areas: Home Page Overview Treatments WebForum Links ADHD ADHD ADHD ADHD [Color codes: brown = accessible page; tan = page you are on; dark red = under construction] Study Points to More Targeted Use of Ritalin: Drug Not Effective For All By William J

  • When doctors gave the drug Ritalin to the six of 11 of these boys, blood flow into the putamen increased significantly

  • The study also shows that Ritalin may not be effective for all children diagnosed with the disorder.' Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder ranks as one of the most common psychiatric problems among children in the United States

  • Just as the number of cases is imprecise, 'so is the use of Ritalin, ' Teicher concludes

  • 'Giving Ritalin to kids like these can be helpful, ' he notes

  • Teicher points out that 'many girls have a more subtle but measurable form of hyperactivity that would benefit from Ritalin

    Ritalin and ADD/ADHD.
    Information on the use of Ritalin on school children; side effects and evidence
    of over-medication; tips for parents on how to tell if their child needs Ritalin ...

  • RITALIN IS CHILD ABUSE in memory of (If you have a gifted child, you should read at least once!) There are a number of people who clearly have ADHD or the equivalent to the extent of not being able to adequately function in life

  • This article is not intended to dismiss the use of Ritalin in all cases

  • You'll probably also agree that the drug is being grossly overprescribed to those who do not require drug therapy! Ritalin is a tradename for Methylphenidate hydrochloride, an antidepressant stimulant

  • Ritalin is not a classic antidepressant in the sense of Prosaic

  • The message is the same! Legally Ritalin is a Schedule II drug in the same category as opium, cocaine and morphine

  • Myths About Ritalin Confusion of the drug's efficacy with the effectiveness: This usually takes the form of, 'It has a physical effect; therefore it's indicated (as a proper form of treatment for the given condition)

  • A variation is the hocus-pocus theory: 'Ritalin is a stimulant, but in the case of ADD it calms the patient down

  • (Ritalin is a stimulant used to calm the patient down, much as coffee relaxes people

    Is ADHD being overdiagnosed
    Article discussing how ADHD may be the wrong diagnosis in many cases. Includes
    comments from mental health professionals, other possible diagnoses, ...

    Get Kids off Ritalin - Retrain the Brain
    Audiotape products which are represented as offering an alternative to medication,
    by using handwriting retraining to treat attention deficit disorders.

    Mental Help Net - ADHD
    Guide to online resources, support, treatment information, and symptoms of
    attention deficit disorders in adults and children.

    Ritalin: Child Abuse On Prescription?
    An article by a campaigning journalist in the UK, analysing the marketing and
    use of Ritalin and related medications.

  • Ritalin: Child Abuse On Prescription? Family doctors are these days frequently under pressure (usually from teachers and social workers who know nothing about drug therapy and probably understand nothing about the way the international drug industry operates) to prescribe the drug called Ritalin for children who are accused of behaving badly behaved, reported as not doing well at school and `diagnosed' as suffering from something called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (known as ADHD)

  • For several decades now Ritalin, and other amphetamine type drugs, have been prescribed for children diagnosed as suffering from various types of brain dysfunction and hyperactivity

  • (Other psychostimulants which have, at one time or another, been regarded as competitors to Ritalin have included Dexedrine)

  • What child isn't impulsive occasionally? What child doesn't cry and laugh (that's what emotional lability means)? What child cannot be distracted? One big worry I have is that Ritalin could be recommended for any child who seemed bored and restless or who exhibited unusual signs of intelligence or skill

  • `Is Ritalin a drug in search of a disease?' wrote one author, and it isn't difficult to see why

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