ADD or ADHD? Diet or Drug? Drug Side Effects

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a disorder in which one is not able to fix their attention on what one should have their attention fixed to, with or without hyperactivity. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the same thing, but with a new name. ADHD came into view in 1994 and is the label currently used today though some doctors still use ADD denoting hyperactivity is not present in a particular diagnosis. You see, one day The American Psychiatric Association realized they were basically the same thing and got together and decided to give it one name. Unfortunately, some people had already been diagnosed with one or the other. This caused confusion, to say the least. In reality this happens all of the time. The psychiatric industry tends to make up things as they go along. This is not unusual. Read the rest of this entry »

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Download Free Online: Side Effects of Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Psycho-Stimulants, Tricyclics, MAOIs and Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Antidepressants are now being prescribed for the following (so called mental illnesses):

 ·     Phonological Disorder: substituting all sounds made in the back of the mouth like “k” and “g” for those in the front of the mouth like “t” and “d”, e.g., saying “tat” for “cat” or “dive” for “give”. This is even diagnosed in children who are just learning to speak.

  • Caffeine Related Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Mathematics Disorder
  • Nicotine Use or Withdrawal Disorder
  • Non Compliance With Treatment Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Sibling Rivalry Disorder
  • Phase of life problem
  • Unspecified mental disorder (which means they can diagnose any behavior as a disorder.) Read the rest of this entry »
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ADD and ADHD Drugs: FDA’s Black Box Warnings and Side Effects

U.S. physicians write millions of antidepressant prescriptions per year to patients under the age of 18 and even more for adults.

In 2004 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed the manufacturers of all antidepressant medications to add a “black box” warning that describes the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children and adolescents given antidepressant medications. A “black box” warning is the most serious warning placed in the labeling of a prescription medication. Read the rest of this entry »