Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: More Ritalin Nonsense
More Ritalin Nonsense
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 15:38:32 -0800
Hi Again Everyone,
As long as I'm contributing to your education regarding AD/HD and
Ritalin, I should also make
you all aware that there is a psychiatrist named, Peter Breggin,
traveling around our nation, slamming the use of Ritalin for treating
children. He also has made statements that AD/HD is caused by poor
parenting skills. He has attacked the Federal Drug
Administration for not doing enough testing of Ritalin use on
children, as well as attacking the credulity of the media. There have
been many responses written to his comments by many nationally
recognized specialists in the AD/HD field.
I just wanted to make you aware that there are many people out there
making this confusing and challenging
condition even harder to deal with. A lot of them are just
misinformed or uneducated about the condition. Some of them have
hidden agendas, such as "natural remedies" that they are trying to
sell. Our position on the "natural remedies" is that there is no
documented research data to back them up.
Chief Seattle Council
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