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Thread #86484   Message #1608703
Posted By: LadyJean
19-Nov-05 - 02:08 AM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
I used to babysit for a little girl. The way to sit for her was to pile a stack of story books within easy reach, ditto a glass of water, and read, and read, and read. That kid was a story junky. She could listen for hours. Well, in the middle of the year, her mother moved to the southwest, and she went from a magnet school for middle class kids to one were most of her classmated didn't really speak English. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with ADHD and they prescribed Ritalin. You ask me she was bored out of her gourd.

I cleaned for a psychiatrist. His home was filled with little goodies from the drug companies, post it notes, pencils, clock, telephones etc. But the real prize were the medical conferences, in places like Hawaii, sponsored by those companies, and Oh so tax deductable. Yeah, I think ADHD exists. I think it's overdiagnosed, and I think psychiatrists are a little too fond of pushing meds.