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The candida depression connection - How yeast leads to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental disorders

10/9/2014 - If you are depressed while you suffer from regular yeast infections, or athletes foot, or have taken antibiotics recently, there is a connection. Our brains are inextricably tied to our gastrointestinal tract and our mental well being is dependent on healthy intestines. Depression, bipolar disorder,...

Big Pharma invents 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo' disease to drug millions more children

9/23/2014 - The drug industry has come up with yet another phony mental illness that it says afflicts as many as 2 million children: "Sluggish Cognitive Tempo," or SCT, one of the most ridiculous counterfeit diseases yet. According to a description of the "disease" published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,...

ADHD rates are rising because children's play and exercise is more restricted, says pediatrician

8/18/2014 - We all know the medical solution for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is to drug kids with a pharmaceutical that closely resembles cocaine's molecular structure and forces adverse side effects -- Ritalin. The medical mafia never addresses causes for the restlessness that's labeled ADHD....

Soothe ADD/ADHD symptoms naturally with these tips

8/10/2014 - Often only associated with children, attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and its cousin, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are both surprisingly common in adults as well. With our fast-paced lifestyles of information and sensory overload, most can relate to the symptoms of restlessness,...

Stop ADHD naturally without the need for drugs

8/8/2014 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role." Of course, they go on to say that environmental factors "might contribute" to ADHD - but they neglect to warn the public about the dangers of...

Is ADHD drug causing epidemic of Wall Street suicides?

4/14/2014 - In the manic world of high finance, it's high stress, 18-hour days, and a "what have you done for me lately?" attitude from the chief executives. Most financial sector workers know this going into the field. In fact, according to the New York Post, many live by this rule - and it's not really a matter...

ADHD development in children linked to use of acetaminophen during pregnancy

3/14/2014 - Pregnant women who take the painkiller drug acetaminophen, known more popularly by the brand name Tylenol, are more likely than pregnant women not taking the popular pharmaceutical to bear children with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), claims a new study out of Denmark recently...

Alternative ADHD treatment: chinese herbs

3/6/2014 - There are numerous alternative treatments for ADHD - some more effective than others. Chinese herbal medicine has roots that go back thousands of years. Surprisingly enough, when modern studies test many of the traditional Chinese herbs used to treat ADHD and other medical conditions, the studies find...

ADHD: A false paradigm projected onto the minds of a generation

3/2/2014 - In today's healthcare climate, where prescription drug use has multiplied, it's becoming increasingly important to question medical professionals on the diagnoses they dish out. It's equally important to question one's own belief in pharmacology as the solution to the health problems we face today....

Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders

2/25/2014 - A leading cause of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals lurking in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume, says a new study recently published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health...

Psychiatric insanity: Over 20% of young boys labeled 'ADHD'

12/5/2013 - It's no secret that, increasingly, Big Pharma, in cahoots with traditional medicinal practitioners, have created a society of near-zombies with all of the mood altering medications they push on the public. But even these figures are shocking. According to recently published information from the federal...

ADHD and learning disabilities: Fact or fiction?

10/18/2013 - Controversy surrounds attention disorders (ADHD) as more and more children (and adults) are prescribed powerful, mind altering drugs such as Ritalin and Adderal, as many as 20 million children in the US alone by some estimates! The title of a recent report in Natural News, June 25, 2013 by Ethan A....

Prominent psychiatrist admits he helped invent ADHD as a disease

8/2/2013 2:49:11 AM - Many vaguely understand that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) keeps making up diseases as they continue developing new issues of their DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Recently, a founding father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), announced...

Before his death, father of ADHD admitted it was a fictitious disease

6/25/2013 - If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are the child is actually just fine. At least this is what the "father" of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, would presumably say if he were still alive. On his death bed, this psychiatrist...

The ADHD scam that exposes a lack of science within the psychiatric industry

5/16/2013 - The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a total scam designed by the psychiatric profession in order to sell the need for "treatment" and drugs. Now, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of children (and adults) suffering with concentration or behavioral issues. But, do we...

Psychiatry gone wild: One in five boys now being diagnosed with ADHD in America

4/24/2013 - Boys will be boys. But when they are, their risk of being falsely diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) becomes increasingly high, according to a recent report by The New York Times (NYT). The latest figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Subtle and powerful medical propaganda suggests ADHD is diagnosable in the womb

4/12/2013 - If the medical establishment indoctrinates parents and young children with their catalog of mental illnesses and gets them hooked on drugs early, they may have them for life. It sounds like some sort of cult, and it most certainly is. Medical promoters are going too far as they prowl around after...

How to beat ADHD without prescription drugs

2/27/2013 - The latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 5.4 million American children between the ages of four and 17 living today have been diagnosed with the behavioral disorder known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And among...

ADHD diagnosis rate jumps dramatically in 10 years

2/4/2013 - The rate at which children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) jumped dramatically over the past 10 years, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente, the West Los Angeles Medical Center and the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey-School...

Tips for helping children focus and study: Improve Sensory Integration especially in children with ADHD, hyperactivity with nutrition and lifestyle changes

1/28/2013 - Many children have trouble focusing, and those who have issues with being overactive, can have more trouble than most. Changes to the diet and the environment can make a big difference for these children. Many children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Attention...

Sexting: Researchers attempting to label teen sexual texting as ADHD or depression

12/30/2012 - Teen sexting - when teenagers text nude photos of themselves to each other - is coming into the crosshairs of psychiatry. Soon these hormone driven youth will be candidates for big pharma's ever expanding roundup of humankind. Sexting is a problem. Surveys vary, but the general consensus is that...

Medical evidence shows that pregnant mothers exposed to mercury in vaccines are more likely to have children with ADHD

11/21/2012 - The truth is finally starting to come out, at least in a roundabout way, concerning the dangers of mercury exposure during pregnancy, including mercury exposure resulting from vaccinations. New research published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reveals that even low-level...

Choosing healthy fish low in mercury tied to lower ADHD risks in children

10/24/2012 - It is a conundrum for many pregnant women to choose between forgoing fish in order to protect their unborn children from potential mercury exposure, and eating fish for the sake of consuming omega-3 fatty acids and other beneficial nutrients that promote proper fetal development. But a new study recently...

ADD/ADHD: Pharmaceutical vs. homeopathic treatment

10/9/2012 - Recent years have shown a significant rise in the diagnoses and treatment of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, from 2003 to 2011, prescriptions for ADHD have shot up from just under 30 million to approximately 55 million. Patients and parents...

Destroying children with the cloak of ADHD - Parents need to pay attention

8/17/2012 - ADHD, your child, drugs, corruption... are words that should not be in the same sentence - or same conversation for that matter. Last month, a study was published that makes it questionable whether this generation of children stands even a remote fighting chance against the pharmaceutical companies.......

Protect your child from the dangers of Ritalin - Four Homeopathic remedies to treat ADHD and ADD

7/26/2012 - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Attention deficit disorder, (ADHD and ADD) are conditions producing difficult behavior in children and some adults, where their impulse control and other actions interfere with daily life. Homeopathy offers relief in some instances, making it easier for kids...

Mainstream media, medical journals pushing ADHD drugs for six-year-olds

6/29/2012 - There is a fresh agenda afoot to begin diagnosing children as young as six years of age with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and drugging them with dangerous medications like Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine), and Prozac (fluoxetine). And the mainstream...

Students now snorting ADHD drugs before taking academic tests

6/12/2012 - Just when, as a parent, you think you've got this drug thing with your kids handled, they come up with something else to put themselves at risk and make you begin worrying about them all over again. The most recent trend now, according to reports, is for students to snort - yes, snort - attention-deficit...

ADHD: Misdiagnosed and overmedicated

6/4/2012 - In one school in San Diego, 65 percent of fifth graders had been diagnosed with ADD and put on medications. Even "normal" kids are subject to random drugging so they act like the adults in charge of them want them to... dull, placid, and compliant. The fact is that up to 20% of American school-aged...

Millions of young, simply immature children being misdiagnosed with ADHD

3/20/2012 - The criteria for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become so broad and all-inclusive that millions of young children around the world who are simply just immature -- they are kids, after all -- are being branded as ill and in need of psychotropic medications. These are the...

Recover from ADD, ADHD, and depression without drugs

3/17/2012 - (NaturalNews) Chances are you've been prescribed antidepressants or know someone who has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eleven percent of Americans over the age of 12 take antidepressants. Between 1996 and 2005 alone, the number of people taking antidepressants doubled to 27 million. Concurrent...

Questions your doctor should ask before putting your kid on ADHD meds

3/16/2012 - A woman came to see me years ago, very concerned because her 9-year-old her son, Bobby (name changed), was "severely disrespectful" in school. His teacher suggested that he was ADHD and asked the mother to please get it under control. Bobby routinely refused to follow instructions, couldn't sit still...

Common pesticides double children's risk of ADHD

3/6/2012 - Many people think organic fruits and vegetables are too expensive to buy for family meals. But those who have a hyperactive child should think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD....

Even pediatricians want suicide warning placed on ADHD drugs

2/5/2012 - Both ADHD's diagnosis and treatment with mild altering psychiatric drugs have been frequently contested topics. Much of the vague criteria for diagnosis is highly subjective, as many of the symptoms associated with the "disorder" are obvious consequences of forcing young children inundated with fast...

Anesthesia may cause ADHD and Brain Damage

2/2/2012 5:17:41 PM - Many within the alternative health community believe anesthetics cause brain damage. Evidence for this claim has included innumerable animal studies demonstrating a wide range of side effects from every class of anesthetics. Clinical observations of patients and in certain instances a physician directly...

Health lifestyle changes are being used by many parents as first-line ADHD treatment

1/26/2012 7:51:28 PM - A new study conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that parents are relying more and more on natural therapies and healthy lifestyle options to improve their child's attention and behavior. The research results were published in the January issue of the medical journal Focus on Alternative...

Instead of drugs and behavioral therapy for ADHD, try changing diet instead

1/16/2012 - It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that many of the symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the often over-diagnosed condition tacked on many young people, can be treated by simply altering or supplementing one's diet. And a new study published in the...

Medical mafia in Australia to force parents to medicate ADHD children

11/29/2011 - The typical treatment recommendation for children diagnosed with psychiatric or mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) includes a combination of behavior and drug therapies. Such treatments are legally optional, but the Australian government's...

Pitocin induced labor doubles the risk of ADHD

8/8/2011 - Pregnant mothers often anxiously await the arrival of their little one. Unfortunately, this anxious waiting has turned into an epidemic of labor induction. Scientific research has recently uncovered the reality that labor induction poses several risks to both mother and baby. In April 2011 Researchers...

Beat ADHD naturally

5/4/2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently surveyed 73,000 children and found one in 10 has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a 22% increase since 2003. Research has shown that toxic and deficient lifestyle patterns are the chief contributing factor for this...

ADD and ADHD symptoms can be a sign of excess sugar and boredom

5/2/2011 - Children who exhibit Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) symptoms do not necessarily have ADD or ADHD. Those children have symptoms, but not necessarily the correct diagnosis. In addition, many children are placed on medications for ADD and ADHD symptoms....

Children exploited for profit using fictitious mental disorders

4/7/2011 - We're ashamed that exploitation of children for profit was once tolerated in America: such as children as young as five shackled to machines while working 16-hour days in factories, or black children auctioned and sold as slaves. Yet future generations will look back on our era too with shame: a time...

British doctors illegally prescribe ADHD drugs to children as young as four

4/1/2011 - The overall rise in the number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs being dispensed to children has been a major cause of concern among some medical groups, particularly as such drugs are now being prescribed to children under the age of six. In the UK, National Health Service (NHS)...

New study supports link between diet and ADHD

3/30/2011 - Survey data reported by the CDC shows that close to 10% of American children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and about two-thirds of these children are taking prescription medication as a result. The Impact of Nutrition on Children with ADHD (INCA) was a randomized...

The hidden tyranny: children diagnosed and drugged for profit

2/24/2011 2:00:55 AM - Not everyone has fallen for the grand hoax: 20 million kids worldwide diagnosed with mental disorders, necessitating psychiatric drugs for years or life. Some individuals are speaking out. Yet so many parents, kids and schools have fallen prey to one of the most insidious yet most profitable misinformation...

Food affects behavior

2/20/2011 - Recent research from the ADHD Research Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands confirms what many Natural News readers have long known - food affects behavior. Children with ADHD (attention deficient hyperactivity disorder) can benefit from the elimination of certain foods from their diets. This research study,...

Elimination diet results in significant improvement of ADHD symptoms

2/18/2011 - Alternative practitioners have been advocating a dietary approach for ADHD children with the understanding that chemical food additives, intestinal permeability and processed foods have a dramatic impact on brain function. The medical community has been slow to recognize this connection despite the...

One million children misdiagnosed with ADHD

12/1/2010 - Nearly 1 million U.S. children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD simply because they are the youngest in their class, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, Todd Elder. Using a sampling of about 12,000 children, he compared ADHD diagnosis and medication rates between...

Drugging the children in America: 84 percent of ADHD kids put on medication

11/9/2010 - According to a new survey by Consumer Reports, 84 percent of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are treated with drugs at some point. Researchers from the magazine interviewed 934 parents whose children (under age 18) had been diagnosed with the disorder, asking...

Nonstick cookware chemical causes ADHD in children

10/22/2010 - A chemical used in nonstick cookware increases children's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston and Harvard Universities and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The findings were previously...

Behavior rewards make ADHD drugs obsolete

10/2/2010 - Rewarding hyperactive children for good behavior and discouraging unwanted behavior works on the same areas of the brain as drugs like Ritalin, according to a study conducted by researchers from Nottingham University and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. "Although medication and behavior...

Chemical pesticides linked to ADHD in children

10/1/2010 - Exposure to pesticides may be one of the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and published in the Journal of Pediatrics. "It's consistent with other studies that have looked at organophosphate...

Millions of children misdiagnosed with ADHD for being younger than their classmates

8/23/2010 - Research out of Michigan State University (MSU) has revealed that nearly a million children, and counting, may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) simply for being younger, and thus more immature, than the other kids in their grade. The study, soon to appear...

ADD and ADHD Drugs Skyrocket in Use by Sixty-Five Percent in Britain

6/23/2010 - Drugs often prescribed for children with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit, hyperactive disorder (ADHD) jumped in use by 65% from 2005 to 2009 in Britain. These figures account only for children whose medications come from the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. The numbers,...

New Study Finds Pesticides Double Risk of ADHD in Our Children

6/3/2010 - For years environmentalists and natural health advocates have been trying to point out that organophosphate pesticides (malathion, etc.) work by disrupting the neurological systems of insects, and therefore humans who consume them on foods are at risk of neurological problems. Now, after millions of...

Dr Nicholas DiMartino joins Natural News Talk Hour to discuss ADHD

5/20/2010 - This week's NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Nicholas DiMartino, D.O., ND talking about "ADHD -- A NEW Medical Perspective". Discover an all-natural, whole new way to diagnose, treat and solve attention or behavioral problems. Our program runs this Thursday evening at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, and registration...

Beat and Treat ADD and ADHD without Drugs

2/26/2010 - ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder) are similar conditions. ADD is now often known as ADD/WO, meaning "attention deficit without hyperactivity"). Fortunately, such conditions may be prevented or improved with diet and supplementation instead of risky...

ADHD symptoms caused by lead exposure, new study claims

2/16/2010 - What causes the frequently diagnosed behavioral problem in children known as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that leads to countless youngsters being given side-effect laden stimulant drugs? Research has focused on genes and, more recently, on the idea that multiple environmental...

Teen abuse of ADHD drugs skyrockets

1/21/2010 - Inquiries to poison control centers about teenage abuse of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased by 76 percent over the last eight years, indicating a surge in rates of the abuse itself, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital...

Magnesium Deficiency Linked to ADD and ADHD in Children

8/6/2009 - Our children are born into a world where conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are diagnosed at an escalating rate. These conditions are often hastily medicated while parents are given a few vague lifestyle suggestions, with the main advice...

Hypnosis Offers Benefits in the Treatment of ADHD

8/5/2009 - Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder among children. The traditional form of treating ADHD is medication and psychotherapy. However, every person with ADHD is different and a one-size-fits-all approach cannot be taken in treating the disorder. Research has been conducted...

The Mothers Act Disease Mongering Campaign - Part I

7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously. Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...

ADHD Drugs Proven Absolutely Useless for Children - Plus, They Stunt Growth

7/9/2009 - Stimulant drugs such as Ritalin provide no long-term benefit in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the latest findings of the ongoing Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA), published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent...

Ritalin ADHD Drug Linked to 500 Percent Increased Risk of Sudden Death in Children

6/16/2009 - Just how dangerous are the amphetamine stimulant drugs prescribed for children with so-called ADHD? According to scientific research funded by the FDA and the National Institute of Mental Health, drugs such as Ritalin increase the risk of sudden death by five hundred percent among children and teens. In...

Treat ADHD with Hypnosis

5/15/2009 - According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million children (ages 5-17) in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. A lot of research is being conducted to find ways in which the symptoms of ADHD can be reduced. People with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder...

Use Herbal Remedies for ADHD

4/20/2009 - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become increasingly prevalent among children. A recent report by the CDC based on phone interviews with parents shows that about 4.4 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD at one time. Out of these children, about 2.5 million...

Adderall: Deadly Drug Treats Bogus Disease

3/16/2009 - The drug Adderall is linked with heart attack and sudden death in children and young adults according to a newly released study at the New York Medical College of Family Medicine. This drug is commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a phony disease that has been...

ADHD Drugs Cause Hallucinations in Children; Psychiatry Pushes Hallucinogenic Drugs for Profit

1/27/2009 - New research published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that the ADHD drugs prescribed to millions of children are causing them to experience frightening hallucinations. Children on these drugs hallucinated that snakes and bugs were crawling all over them, says Reuters, and some kids taking the drugs...

ADHD Drugs May Pose Danger to Children with Heart Conditions

10/7/2008 - Children should get a heart exam before they start any drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), because those drugs may raise the risk of sudden cardiac death in children with preexisting heart conditions, the American Heart Association has said in the journal Circulation. The recommendations...

Therapeutic Healing Vest for Children With Autism, ADHD, Anxiety

7/8/2008 - Children with autism and ADHD may soon get anxiety relief from a novel "deep-pressure" vest developed by Brian Mullen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The vest, which can also be used for adults with mental illness, delivers a "portable hug" called deep pressure touch stimulation (DPTS). "People...

ADHD Drugs Pose Heart Health Risks to Children

6/25/2008 - Children taking stimulants as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are 20 percent more likely to visit a doctor with heart-related symptoms, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida and published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers...

Flawed St. John's Wort Study on ADHD Failed to Use Active Form of Herbal Extract

6/13/2008 - On the heels of shocking revelations that top psychiatric research Dr. Joseph Biederman secretly took $1.6 million from drug companies while conducting psychotropic drug experiments on children, it has been learned that Dr. Biederman is now one of the key collaborators behind the latest efforts to discredit...

The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of Schoolchildren (Transcript)

5/30/2008 - Today I am bringing you news from the world of ADHD, because scientists claim they have found a difference in the brains of children with ADHD versus "normal" children. The brains of these children who have been diagnosed with ADHD were scanned with an MRI machine. They compared 40,000 different points...

Fidolin Drug Approved for Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Doggie Disorder: ADHDD (satire)

3/24/2008 - Phictitious Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for their new drug Fidolin, a psychotropic medication designed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Doggie Disorder (ADHDD). ADHDD is a brain chemistry disorder affecting tens of millions of dogs across America, causing them to be unable to sit...

Medication-Free Therapies Proven Successful in ADHD Treatment

2/19/2008 - Outside-the-box thinkers are achieving success with ADHD children using therapies that do not involve drugs. In a world where many parents do not want their children on meds because of the dangerous long-term effects, this is good news. A US board-certified neurologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Amnon...

Omaha Shooter Robert Hawkins Had Been "Treated" For ADHD, Depression

12/6/2007 - America seems shocked that, yet again, a young male would pick up an assault rifle and murder his fellow citizens, then take his own life. This is what happened last night in Omaha, Nebraska, where the 19-year-old Hawkins killed himself and eight other people with an assault rifle. Those lacking keen...

Renegade School Board Member Educates Parents on ADHD Alternatives

11/26/2007 - Can you believe the audacity of some renegade school board member in Virginia who dared to send fliers home to parents informing them of nutritional alternatives to prescription ADHD medication?  What is this world coming to when parents are allowed to receive fair, balanced information and make informed...

Omega-3 supplements rapidly eliminate ADD, ADHD and bipolar disorder in children

8/15/2007 - Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have reported that omega-3 fatty acid is highly effective in treating children with ADD, ADHD and bipolar disorder. The study was reported in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology in February 2007. "Results from this prospective, open study of...

Ritalin stunts growth of children; long-term risk to children's health unknown

7/23/2007 - New research published in the August, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry finds that Ritalin, the amphetamine drug used to treat a fictitious medical disorder labeled Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, stunts the growth of children. After three...

Use of psychotropic drugs for hyperactivity soars over ten years

3/27/2007 - The use of drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) skyrocketed between 1993 and 2003, according to a study in "Health Affairs." The prescription of such drugs nearly quadrupled, while global spending on them increased by a factor of nine. Jump directly to: conventional view...

FDA requires ADHD drug makers to warn users about serious health risks

3/2/2007 - The FDA has instructed manufacturers of drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to produce Patient Medication Guides warning patients about the risks of cardiovascular or psychiatric complications posed by those drugs. The guides also will advise patients about the precautions they...

ADHD drug push targets entire families; children and parents both on amphetamines

9/28/2006 - A new study by prescription benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. found that parents of children taking drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nine times more likely to also use the drugs than other parents. The study -- which was based on the number of ADHD prescription...

Canada warns ADHD drug takers over "psychiatric events"

9/25/2006 - In the wake of two dozen reported cases of mood, personality and psychological reactions that may be linked to ADHD drugs -- including agitation, hallucinations and three suicides -- Health Canada is revising it's prescribing and patient information for all such drugs in the country, considering adding...

Celebrity-endorsed ADHD "educational ad" spreads Big Pharma disease mongering across internet

9/22/2006 - On Tuesday, NaturalNews reported that an ad for the ADHD medicine Adderall -- endorsed by "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star and ADHD sufferer Ty Pennington -- was being prominently displayed on Amazon.com's home page, and invited visitors to participate in a "Amazon survey" to determine how much...

Amazon.com pushing ADHD drugs with front-page, celebrity-endorsed "Amazon survey"

9/19/2006 - A recent ad published on the home page of Amazon.com promotes the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall. With celebrity Ty Pennington's face prominently displayed, the ad invites visitors to take an "Amazon.com survey" before following the link to distributor Shire Pharmaceuticals'...

ADHD linked to prenatal lead exposure, secondhand smoke

9/19/2006 - Prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke or lead has been linked to later development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center examined data from the federal...

Tenfold increase in Ritalin prescriptions for ADHD children sets off U.K. investigation

9/18/2006 - After studies revealed a nearly tenfold increase in Ritalin prescriptions in the U.K., public backlash spurred an investigation of doctors' prescription procedures by the National Health Service. However, the results of the review may not be available until March of 2008. The delay has left some...

While scientists clash over the dangers of ADHD drugs, the U.S. government does nothing to protect children

9/6/2006 - Since the Vioxx scandal broke in late 2004, most Americans are all too familiar with the idea that prescription drugs can be dangerous and even deadly. But how would America react if it were to discover that a class of drugs being primarily prescribed to children was also dangerous and sometimes deadly?...

Neurologist Dr. Fred Baughman talks about the fraud of ADHD and the poisoning of U.S. children

8/30/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and I'm talking about the mythical disease known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the overmedication of the population, with Dr. Fred Baughman. I want to give you a little background about why I'm so interested in interviewing...

ADHD drugs to carry new warnings about psychotic behavior

8/22/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that several ADHD drugs must now carry information on the labels warning consumers of the risk of heart problems and psychotic behavior associated with taking the drugs. FDA spokeswoman Susan Bro says GlaxoSmithKline's Dexetrine drug...

New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children (press release)

8/17/2006 - A new study to be published in the June 17 edition of the journal of European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry shows a significant reduction of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children after supplementing with Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the...

ADHD kids calmed by pycnogenol, a natural pine bark extract

6/20/2006 - FoodNavigator-USA.com reports that a study published in European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry shows that a daily supplement of Pycnogenol, made from an extract of French maritime pine bark, helped children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to lead author...

Fish oils treat ADHD better than prescription drugs, study shows

6/20/2006 - According to the results of a new study from the University of South Australia, fish oil is more effective at treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than stimulant drugs, such as commonly prescribed Ritalin. The 15-week study, which included 132 children ages 7 to...

Dr. Mary Ann Block teaches alternatives to mainstream ADHD treatments for children and adults

9/20/2005 - Imagine a woman who went to medical school at age 39 to save her daughter from drugs wrongly prescribed for bladder infections. Imagine a woman who, armed with her new medical degree, decided to challenge decades of mainstream medical views on attention deficit disorder, autism and ear and respiratory...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, has a simple cause: poor nutrition and food additives

8/19/2004 - New research is appearing now that's showing the link between the consumption of food additives by children -- especially food colorings -- and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Well-informed parents have long realized that the consumption of food additives causes hyperactivity in their...

Schoolchildren Are Increasingly Dosed With Both Ritalin and Anti-Psychotic Drugs, Says New Research

8/6/2004 - Researchers from the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt have found that anti-psychotic medications are being prescribed at an alarming rate for Tennessee children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The use of anti-psychotic drugs has more than doubled since 1996, and today children...

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