Présentation de l'éditeur
What a horrible decision to have to make.
Do you let your child be medicated?
Do you have a little white pill everyday, possibly for the rest of there childhood?
The 'professionals' are telling you its for the best.
The school is saying it will help.
If the 'professionals' say its OK then is fine... isn't it.
Let me start by saying I have been there and its really is horrible.
If you google "are adhd meds safe' you will be bombarded with opinions. If you ask your friends and family, you will get the same. But at the end of the day you love, care for and what the best for you child. You also know your child. But do you know the medication that people are wanting to give him or her for the best of their childhood?
This book is not meant to persuade you into our out of medication. It is a book to empower you, to give you tools you need so when the critics and professional come knocking you will be able to stand your ground one way or the other. It is your responsibility to know some of the facts and the story behind the medication.
If I had written a book about the history and background behind all medication used in ADHD this book will probably be in 10 volumes. Instead I chose to focus on Ritalin. Ritalin is the most widely known methylphenidate based ADHD drugs on the market therefore to understand Ritalin is to understand the background behind almost all methylphenidate bases medication
Ritalin, the brand name for methylphenidate hydrochloride, is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for ADHD, yet is continually surrounded by controversy. Be it sects, parents or educational psychologists, there are many voices in the Ritalin debate. This book will look at several of these groups and seek to examine some of their concerns as well as highlight some of their agendas.
This book will start with an introduction to the drug Ritalin by examining its history as well as a brief look at what ADHD is. From there it will examine the social, historical contexts including the powerful voice of The Church of Scientology, what UK government and Quango’s are saying regarding the drug and highlighting two media sources - a BBC documentary on the growing medication of American children and two newspaper articles. The book will conclude by stating how the myths and contentions around medication such as Ritalin are often perpetuated due to scientific research often being inaccessible to the general public, subsequently voices such as The Church of Scientology gain a voice.