Thursday, October 11, 2012

ADHD Pills

ADHD pills are increasingly being prescribed in schools all across the country, with the biggest percentage being preschool children. This is disturbing. All so that kids can sit and focus in a class for a number of hours longer than is normal for a child to sit. I understand how these pills may help many children suffering from such disorders, but there is increasing evidence and research such as the article below that most kids being prescribed these drugs do not even have a disorder, and are used primarily for kids to focus. With the increasing elimination of extra curricula's in schools, longer school hours, and elimination of recess and Gym, how can children possibly focus when they are receiving no outlets to expend their energy?

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