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Roxie
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Username: Roxie

Post Number: 130
Registered: 06-2005

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Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 08:39 am:   

Half of these kids recieve meds when they should n't be and even more are being diagnosed with add an adhd when they really don't have either. For Some of those kids, the meds either escalate their behavior or create maladaptive symptoms that were not present before. For others, they are misdiagnosed with add/adhd and react to the (wrong) meds negatively.

When I was in grade school, there would be 3 or 4 kids (including myself) at the nurses getting their meds. Now ,I've observed, a line goes out door and halfway through the hall. And even worse, the kids who get psychiatric meds for legitimate reasons are being grouped in with these "mini-addicts". The legit kids no longer taken seriously anymore.It's over-diagnosis and it's rediculous.

Damn greedy psychs out there trying to profit from irresponsible parents!

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