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Re: Ritalin and recess pseudoname

Posted by paulbwell on July 9, 2006, at 9:15:55

In reply to Ritalin and recess, posted by pseudoname on July 9, 2006, at 8:37:33

> Like med_empowered, I thought the 4% figure sounded low, but I can't find any actual numbers. I've just seen *lots* of kids ages 8-18, including some in my extended familiy, taking prescribed stimulants. In my 11-year-old nephew's class of 25 kids, I know there were about 4 on psych meds. It's really quite sad.
>
> But I live in one of those high-Ritalinizing states. Even 15 years ago, the counties in my area were known among researchers as the "Ritalin arc".
>
> In the U.S., elementary schools have cut back on recess periods. When I was a kid, we had 15 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes in the afternoon, and most of 30 minutes at lunchtime to go outside and run around and yell. Even at age 14, we had recesses! Now 10-year-old kids in my town are given only one break so teachers can fit in more state-mandated instruction. The kids naturally get fidgety and then have drugs shoved down their throats to keep them still.
>
> It's like the school equivalent of factory farming.

I hear ya!
I'm not 8yo!!

I am in my early 30's, and have taken 6+AD with nothing but SEs, i have taken Ritalin-generic for over 2 years, an it's better tha the 6+ AD's i'v been thrown, so i'll go with it.

Ritalin, works as an:
-Anti depressant
-treats ADHD
-Narcolepsy
-Alzeheimers

It's a dopamine booster+Norephine booster@reuptake inhibiter, and seems to work ok. I may be becoming tolerant, so a change to Dex MAY be in order? (only you Yanks have Addy@Desoxyn) 5mg IR tabs-all's there is here, which my Doc said i could trial.

Cheers

Get back:)


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