ADHD medication side effects keep harming children while padding Big Pharma’s profits
(NaturalNews) While today’s pharmaceuticals are often touted as game-changers and the product of a medically advanced society, there most definitely is a dark side to having our country flooded with prescription medications. And American youth are being particularly abused by Big Pharma and the traditional medical community.
The more studies are conducted on mood-and-mind-altering medications for conditions like ADHD—perhaps one of the most over-diagnosed ‘illnesses’ among early school-aged children—the more we find they are doing lasting damage. And all of this while the pharmaceutical industry profits insanely, even as some drug makers willingly peddle harmful medications, The Waking Times reports.
Far too many parents believe their child’s teachers, as if they are medical experts, when they are told that little Johnny or little Suzie would “learn better” or “learn more” if they were just medicated so they could “control their ADHD.” Once upon a time not too long ago, some children were considered hyperactive but that’s all; teachers and parents dealt with such kids without the assistance of Big Pharma. [RELATED: What are some natural treatments for common conditions? Find out at Remedies.news]
But somewhere along the line the lie was told that such kids needed medical intervention as a way to ‘help them cope’ with the learning process and the school environment. They were being bullied too much, expected to do too much homework, expected to learn ‘hard’ subjects they weren’t ‘made’ to understand, and so on. Such demands and rigors, the lie went, took their toll on kids and they begin to act out and fall behind. Not once did anyone ever suggest that some children are just like that, or that the public education system—pushing a top-down, Washington-mandated agenda and curriculum—was to blame. No. It had to be the kids’ fault.
Worse, the lie stuck.