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Society: Issues: Education: Behavior_Medication

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AbleChild
An organization that works against the labeling and medicating of children. Provides information regarding the subjective labels and the risks associated with drug treatment.

Drugged Obedience in the School
Summarizes how various narcotics increase and decrease sensory attention and motor activity, and argues that medicating children to get satisfactory behavior is the wrong approach for a number of reasons.

Frontline: Medicating Kids
A one hour documentary which examines the dramatic increase in the prescription of behavior-modifying drugs for children.

The Great A.D.D. Hoax
"Attention deficit disorder" is a hoax in that there is no such "mental disorder" to "diagnose" and "treat." Children labled as ADD are normal. They differ from what is expected of them in that they are of the Artisan (SP) temperament, and ADD reflects a medical bias against this personality type.



NYTimes.com - Schools' Backing of Behavior Drugs Comes Under Fire
State legislatures are moving to prevent schools from recommending or requiring that parents put their children on behavior medication. This comes at a time when many drug manufacturers are encouraging parents to consider their products as possible solutions to school problems. [Requires free NYTimes.com registration to view.] (August 19, 2001)

Salon News: P is for Prozac
How a government corrupted by special interests is spawning a generation of medicated preschoolers. (March 21, 2000)

Psychiatric News: Charges of Overdiagnsis, Overmedication of ADHD Are Exaggerated, Study Shows
Summarizes an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (May 1, 1998)

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