Oct 25

Mental diseases are usually considered as related to problems of adults. This situation has changed in both America, England, Australia and possibly other countries. The numbers of children being diagnosed with bipolar disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and many other mental states is reaching epidemic proportion.  The fact that in most, if not all cases that are diagnosed, psychiatric drugs are prescribed and administered is a frightening state of affairs.

It is reasonable to suppose that many children who have symptoms related to hyperactivity or learning problems have causes related to normal problems of domestic or school environment. Most families have to cope with children having behavioural problems of some kind. These children are in need of care and counseling rather than drugs – drugs that change the chemistry of their brains and can produce serious long term side effects that cannot be reversed.

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