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stims for kids

Posted by med_empowered on July 9, 2006, at 0:09:31

In reply to Re: great statement ed_uk, posted by Questionmark on July 8, 2006, at 23:36:49

here's the thing: I really do think sometimes stims can help people...I mean, even if you cant prove the existence of ADHD, if you can give a kid low-dose dexedrine or something and then that helps them succeed in school and what not, then I say do it--occasionally.

I think in the US we have a situation where an EXTRAORDINARY number of kids are being labelled as "disordered" when their environments (school, home,etc) are really the problem. I think in many cases we're drugging kids into submission, not HELPING them in any real sense. Its frightening.

Plus, from personal experience, I've seen cases where kids are doped up to make the parents lives easier, or teacher's lives easier, or...just b/c. I've also noticed how sometimes middle and upper class kids end up on low dose drugs plus therapy and other treatments, while less fortunate kids end up on doses of stims that stunt their physical growth and emotional development.


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