Many ADHD victims are on Ritalin or other drugs for years, despite that their long-term adverse effects aren’t known.
In 2016, a study showed that Ritalin (methylphenidate) changed the brain structure of children after only 4 months. The distribution of white matter, important for learning and coordinating communication between regions of the brain, significantly changed.
A similar trial on adults showed no white matter changes between the Ritalin and placebo groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2016/08/st ... ing-brain/
There is evidence that shows that poisoning ADHD kids with drugs doesn´t reduce the “ADHD” symptoms in a longer term than 14 months.
The long-term effects of poisoning children sentenced to the non-existent attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) with hard drugs (like Ritalin) includes reduced growth (height): https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/03/lo ... ppression/
The official story is that ADHD children are less able to concentrate and focus in school because of a chemical imbalance, “brain disorder”.
If in ADHD children learning is impaired, they would have a lower IQ...
A study shows that in 16 of 20 groups, the ADHD cohort had higher IQs than the control group. In the other 4 groups, the difference in IQ score wasn’t significant (less than 2 points).
This suggests that the objective of psychiatric abuse of children is to make the smart children of the lower classes stupid...
Another study reported with big headlines that ADHD children have smaller brains, in another example of pseudoscience.
According to this “scientific” report, 58% of the ADHD youth in this sample had a lower accumbens volume than the control group, while 42% of the ADHD youth had a higher accumbens volume.
Statistically speaking this difference isn’t significant, and when we assume a normal distribution, there would be a 96% overlap between the two groups: https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/04/la ... gma-study/
In the early 1990’s, less than 5% of children in the US were sentenced to ADHD.
In 2003 it jumped to 7.3%, then to 9.5% by 2007, more than 11% by 2011, and climbing.
These days a whopping more than 1 in 9 children from ages 4 to 17 are sentenced to ADHD in the US, with 2/3 of them boys.
About 2/3 of the children sentenced to ADHD are poisoned with psychotropic drugs.
In 2017-18, in England (only) 1.5% of boys and 0.35% of the girls between ages 6 and 17 (75,000 children) where poisoned with ADHD medication.
In reality, most young children diagnosed with ADHD do not have a mood disorder. Children are simply not meant to always sit still, pay attention for long periods, or hide their moods the way “socialised” adults do.
Will Stanton elaborates:
The education system is predominantly left-brain oriented. It rewards conventionality and discourages out-of-the-box thinking. The tragedy of this kind of model is that not all children are left-brain learners, yet they are treated as such. When these children perform poorly within the academic mould they are often viewed as having a learning impediment. In many cases — and I can verify this from my own experiences in the teaching arena — these children act out and develop behavioural problems. Except they are not ‘problem’ children. They are just operating within a system that does not see them for who they are…
The adverse effects of ADHD drugs include: headache, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, insomnia, hallucinations, dizziness, liver damage, vomiting, abdominal pain, weight loss, itching, impaired appetite, increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and hypotension (low blood pressure).
Low blood pressure can result in serious heart, endocrine and neurological disorders, and deprive the brain and other vital organs of oxygen and nutrients.
Dr. Peter Breggin explains:
These drugs damage developing brains. We have a national catastrophe… This is a situation where we have ruined the brains of millions of children. In controlling behavior, antipsychotics act on the frontal lobes of the brain — the same area of the brain targeted by a lobotomy…
These are lobotomizing drugs. Of course, they will reduce all behavior, including irritability.
The “chemical imbalance” theory that is claimed for all sorts of mental “disorders” has never been scientifically proven.
Brain scan technology has actually disproven the chemical imbalance theory.
Before 1900, ADHD symptoms were claimed to be caused by poor parenting.
In 1902, Sir George Still suggested that behavioural disorders were inherited from parents with psychiatric problems.
Later it was believed that ADHD symptoms were caused by brain damage, and in 1937 it was shown that stimulants (like amphetamines) could reduce the symptoms.
In 1952, a group of tubercular patients became euphoric when given the drug Iproniazid. It was established that this drug raised levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the brain.
In 1955, it was simply assumed that depression was caused by low levels of serotonin, a chemical imbalance in the brain (without evidence of course).
Also in 1955, Ritalin was approved for treating ADHD symptoms (supposedly caused by a chemical imbalance).
In 1968, the big pharma-controlled DSM voted the official “hyperkinetic impulse disorder“ into existence (the predecessor of the ADHD label), at the same time that a new drug for this “disorder” was introduced.
In 1980, the name was changed to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); in 1994 the name became Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In 1996, the stimulant/amphetamine Adderall was introduced to poison ADHD-victims, and diagnoses once again skyrocketed.
There appears to be a correlation between the rise in ADHD diagnoses and the implementation of the US Elementary and Secondary Education Act known as ‘No Child Left Behind’ (NCLB) that was implemented nationwide in 2002.
The NCLB standardised teaching methods across the US makes the smarter children bored senseless from lack of academic challenge. Bored, discouraged children are known to “act out”.
Schools have also been given financial incentives to “improve” ADHD rates...
A study by the University of Adelaide in Australia found that fish oil reduces ADHD symptoms more than ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Concerta, but without any of the adverse effects.
The behaviour of 130 ADHD children aged 7 to 12 dramatically improved within 3 months of taking fish oil capsules daily. After seven months, the children showed improvements in concentration, reading abilities and vocabulary: http://web.archive.org/web/201903010908 ... llness.pdf