The Ritalin Conspiracy
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Right across the world, Ritalin is getting a bad press. It is being described as a medical cosh to subdue lively children; a chemical cane to discipline the unruly. But what are the facts? And why are children as young as six said to be addicted to Ritalin?
Known among children by its slang names, Vitamin R or R-ball, the drug Ritalin is methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant widely prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder. ADD is also known as "bored to death with school." Another related condition is called ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: "bored to death with school and need to go out and play."
Questions are being asked. Does Ritalin help hyperactive and potentially self-injuring children to calm down positively? Or is Ritalin being prescribed to children to give the grown-ups in their lives an easy break?
In making the drug available, are the pharmaceutical firms offering much-needed support to desperate parents sinking under the weight of their care burdens? Or is BigPharma unfairly pressurising parents to abuse their children with Ritalin?
Is the Ritalin phenomenon a philanthropic enterprise writ large? Or are the medics and the major drug companies conspiring against vulnerable children and parents by pushing Ritalin for private and corporate profit?
And what about the effects of this fashionable drug? Does less blood flow to your child's brain if s/he is on Ritalin? Does your child have a greater chance of dying from a heart stoppage if s/he is on Ritalin? Does Ritalin make suicide more likely? Is Ritalin a more powerful drug than cocaine?
What are the facts here? And what are the fantasies? The debate about Ritalin is strangely and strongly polarised. Is this just because children are involved? Or is there a larger hidden agenda within the Ritalin industry itself?
The major players are difficult to identify. The pharmacology of child control seems to be evolving covertly. The Fat Controllers, if they exist, exist invisibly. But pertinent questions are being posed by involved parents and involved professionals. Who are the angels and who are the demons in this equivocal universe of Ritalin politics?Picture: Caution - Insane at Play. The Ritalin Conspiracy.
There is a lot of helpful stuff on the web about Ritalin. Some of the best places are linked below.
What is Ritalin? .. 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 .. 5 .. 6 .. 7
Why is Ritalin getting a bad press?
Are parents being pressurised to drug their children with Ritalin?
How do drugs like Ritalin work?
Does Ritalin increase the risk of death from heart attacks?
Does Ritalin cause sudden death in children?
Destroying children with the cloak of ADHD - Parents beware of élite medical corruption
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