PUTTING children with behavioural conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on prescription drugs is rife in the US. In his latest documentary, Louis Theroux travelled to the Western Psychiatric Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a leading centre in the treatment of children with mental health problems, to meet the kids, the families and the doctors who believe medication is the only way to tackle their conditions. It is estimated that between five to eight per cent of all American school children have been diagnosed with ADHD. In the UK the figure is 500,000, with around 60,000 of those taking medication.
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Veronica’s comments on the above article: In my opinion ADHD is actually signs and symptoms of a genius. As always, it would seem the medical profession have labelled these behaviours as negative and a problem, and as always any solutions for the medical profession results in medication. How about looking at ADHD from a different perspective? This is what I do and the success has been tremendous. How about looking at these behaviours as a positive, in that your child/children are exceptional with intellectual ability and originality. The mundane, tick-tock mechanical living in some areas today, especially in education, are just too limited. Therefore all that is required for this behaviour is a curriculum which allows creativity in its truest form and without any projected limitations from the mundane mindsets.
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