Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD): Care and Disorder Questionable.
According to the Associated Press on November 19, 1998, a National Institutes of Health committee reported that doctors still don’t know how best to treat or even diagnose ADD/ADHD.
Dr. David J. Kupfer, chairman of the panel and professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh says, “There is no current validated diagnostic test for ADD/ADHD. He also pointed out that there are no studies that have examined the long term effects of common treatment drugs such as Ritalin.
Conclusions reached by the panel members include:
Other conclusions reached by the panel were:
By way of commentary, this panel estimated that up to 5% of children are truly affected with ADD/ADHD, if indeed it even exists. Why then in some classrooms are upwards of 30% of the children on Ritalin? Could it be that in many school districts the school gets additional money from the state for each child diagnosed?
If your child has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you must seriously determine if you want a questionable disorder being diagnosed with questionable standards, being treated with questionable, high-powered drugs that have questionable long-term effects for your child. No doubt there’s a better approach we could be taking.
Chiropractic Wellness Care helps normalize and balance the nervous system by removing subluxation interference that can create the disturbances seen in the supposed ADD/ADHD disorders. All children, not just those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD need to have their spines examined for subluxation interference.