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Over Medication

Leave It to Ritalin

Susanne Antonetta | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Susanne Antonetta

We did have Ritalin as a therapy for attentional problems in the 1960s; it simply wasn't dispensed as it is now. In the CDC's latest figures, 11 percent of all kids are diagnosed with ADHD, and a big chunk of those diagnoses were made before age six.

Should We Listen to Our Doctors?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

We alone are responsible for our own health. Physicians are guides, but we all need to feel more entitled to direct our medical care.

Taming the ADD Epidemic

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

Martin Whitely offers a proven public health cure for this false "epidemic" of diagnosis and treatment, one that has already worked wonders in his native state of Western Australia.

DSM 5 Freezes Out Its Stakeholders

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

Scary news. The Chair of the DSM 5 Task Force, Dr. David Kupfer, has indicated that 90 percent of the decisions on DSM 5 have already been made. Why so scary? DSM 5 proposes a radical redefinition of the boundary between mental disorder and normality.

Generation Rx: Is Overmedication Endangering Our Kids' Health?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These new studies once again underscore the necessity for us as parents to communicate with our pediatricians and not be afraid to ask questions when a prescription is offered.