http://my.opera.com/lambchop777/blog/urgent-news-ritalin-linked-with-sudden-death-of-children Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by: E. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) Research from The National Institute of Mental Health has revealed that popular Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) drugs like Ritalin are responsible for causing sudden death in many children. Study numbers indicate a 500 percent increased risk in childhood death from taking such mental health drugs.
Many kids can't concentrate on boring lessons and fidget, look out of the window or act naughty distracting others in the class. Soon they become "medical problems" and are referred to doctors who prescribe Ritalin and other habit-forming amphetamines.
These kids (mostly boys) who would prefer to be out in the fields exploring or playing sports are normal, but are just not in tune with the inanities of learning complicated Math or French Conversation, for example.
Nor should they be, but rather they should be following their own interests, instead of becoming mentally and psychologically crippled to fit a sick society. (Ric)
Children are not the only ones affected by ADHD. Parents often suffer and go through large amounts of extra stress because of their child’s attention deficit and hyperactivity. It is important to keep your priorities in order when dealing with ADHD. Your first priority should be helping the child to overcome the condition. Many people want a quick and painless way to “avoid” the stresses of parenting a child with ADHD. For this reason, parents all over the country have begun turing to prescription drugs as the only viable solution. They make the symptoms go away and that makes everybody happy.... right?
Sure, it makes teachers happy when the child isn’t being mischievous and is actually paying attention in class. Sure, it makes the parents happy when they stop getting calls from the school and the child seems to listen to them more. But what about your child?
The child is under a medication that changes the way his or her brain operates. Read that again and think about it. The child is being medicated in a way that changes the way his or her brain operates. That means that ideas and impulses that would have originally come out of the child’s brain are sometimes suppressed.
These medications are designed to suppress things in a child’s brain. They suppress the brain so other people don’t have to. It might be a good idea to learn alternate ways to help your child with ADHD. The best reason I can think of for this is that these people had ADHD and they did not take Ritalin for it.
|Vincent van Gogh||Alexander Graham Bell|
|Michael Jordan||Ernest Hemingway|
|Jules Verne||Woodrow Wilson|
|Abraham Lincoln||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Orville Wright||Wilber Wright|
|Beethoven||Sir Isaac Newton|
|Babe Ruth||Thomas Edison|
|Henry Ford||Albert Einstein|
I think it’s safe to say after looking at this list, that prescriptions are not always necessary. A child must be taught to cope with his or her condition and then the “condition” may become a gift. While ADHD has its cons, it also has its pros.
Many people might ask “what in the world could be a pro with ADHD?” While children with ADHD have extreme difficulty paying attention to things that do not interest them, they can focus as well as anyone on things that do interest them. It’s important to be aware that difficult behavior may indicate special abilities. Can you imagine what might not have been if Thomas Edison was on Ritalin?