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Thread #86484   Message #1608745
Posted By: Georgiansilver
19-Nov-05 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
After a 30 year Child Care career and having seen many 'hyperactive' children, some with very strong behavioural difficulties which can begin at a very early age....I am glad that something can be done using drugs. The type of child who parents 'put into care' were often those who they could not handle and we were expected to do so professionally. Ritalin has made many peoples lives easier by controlling severe problems with behaviour so whatever we say it has been of benefit.
ADD or ADHD gives a name which is identifiable to something which is perhaps not so definably identifiable so perhaps there is a margin for mistakes in diagnosis......but like all other illnesses/diseases/conditions.....someone has to diagnose and I'm sure that is not easy.
I am personally glad that something can at least be done. I also used methods of discovering food allergies and reactions in children which once identified can 'ease' behaviours and perhaps this is something which needs more investigation. Some investigation has taken place in the US but very little in the UK. Just needs someone to get sponsored to do it....someone who has the qualities and position......
Best wishes, Mike.