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Thread #86484   Message #1613976
Posted By: dianavan
26-Nov-05 - 01:48 AM
Thread Name: ADHD- Ritalin
Subject: RE: ADHD- Ritalin
I lied.

One more thing to throw in from pbs.org:

"According to the testimony of DEA Deputy Director Terrance Woodworth before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families in May 2000, the methylphenidate quota increased from 1,768 kilograms in 1990 to 14,957 kilograms in 2000, and the amphetamine quota increased from 417 to 9,007"

Doesn't anyone wonder about this? Is there an epidemic or is it that we just can no longer cope with acive children in an urban environment? I can think of several correlations that might account for these figures but I will leave that to you. I've said way too much already.