Friends in the Monadnock Area, Many of you know me as a yoga teacher and trainer, but before this life I was a mental health social worker in Canada for 10 years working with children, youth and young adults with server and persistent mental health concerns…
I feel very passionately about the mis-diagnosis, and over-medicated population of children in this country!
If you are interested in seeking out support to find alternatives to medication, learn about proper nutrition and exercise to help regulate behaviors in children please reach out to me!
I am here to serve and though I am not an expert in everything, I know a lot about somethings that can help!!
“If you have a son, you have a one-in-seven chance that he has been diagnosed with ADHD. If you have a son who has been diagnosed, it’s more than likely that he has been prescribed a stimulant—the most famous brand names are Ritalin and Adderall; newer ones include Vyvanse and Concerta—to deal with the symptoms of that psychiatric condition.
The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies stimulants as Schedule II drugs, defined as having a “high potential for abuse” and “with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.” (According to a University of Michigan study, Adderall is the most abused brand-name drug among high school seniors.) In addition to stimulants like Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, and Concerta, Schedule II drugs include cocaine, methamphetamine, Demerol, and OxyContin.
According to manufacturers of ADHD stimulants, they are associated with sudden death in children who have heart problems, whether those heart problems have been previously detected or not. They can bring on a bipolar condition in a child who didn’t exhibit any symptoms of such a disorder before taking stimulants.”