Here, Robert Whitaker looks at the research that specifically deals with Children — especially ADHD but also so-called Bipolar Disorder. The evidence is clear: the ethics behind the use of these toxic medications on children is highly questionable.
He repeats the information about the studies that have shown that ritalin is essentially long acting speed. The research comes from a very mainstream source.
This is part 4 of a series from Denmark. I’ve not put all the parts on Beyond Meds. The two parts with commentary are here:
The Psychiatric Epidemic – does long-term use of medication decrease the chance of recovery? (part 1)
Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 2: The Scope of the Epidemic (part 2)
More info in books:
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America – Robert Whitaker
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill – Robert Whitaker
The website: Mad in America