Sunday, November 18, 2007

Long Term Use of Ritilan and Concerta

Ritalin and Concerta are two of the favorite weapons used to destroy the Natural Elite
(the Brightest and Bravest) of the population: the so-called hyperactive children.

Long term use of Ritalin ineffective and may stunt children's growth

Child Health News Published: Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007

Long term use of Ritalin is ineffective and may stunt children's growth

Child Health News Published: Tuesday, 13-Nov-2007


The study called the 'Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD' has been monitoring the treatment of 600 children across the U.S. since the 1990s; it reveals that drugs such as Ritalin are no more effective than therapy over a three year treatment period.

In 1999, the study concluded that after one year medication worked better than behavioural therapy for ADHD and that finding influenced medical practice on both sides of the Atlantic, and prescription rates multiplied.

Professor William Pelham of the University of Buffalo, the study's co-author, says the beneficial impact of the medications were exaggerated in the first study and the idea that if children were medicated longer they would have better outcomes was not the case.

Professor Pelham says in the long run there are "no beneficial effects" of medication and the impact was instead seemingly negative as the children had a substantial decrease in their rate of growth.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in Britain is currently revising the treatment guidelines for ADHD and are devising new strategies which will involve training for parents as well as "behavioral interventions".

Doctors in the UK have warned before about treating children with behavioral problems with powerful anti-psychotic drugs which have dangerous side effects such as, insomnia, dizziness, heart problems, and even death.

In 2006 drugs like Concerta and Ritalin were prescribed to about 55,000 British children, costing the NHS £28m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. estimates 4.4 million youth ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD , and in 2003, 2.5 million youth were receiving medication the disorder.

Tranquillizers such as Risperdal and Zyprexa were originally designed for the treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults, are now being used to calm hyperactive children even though they have been linked to several health problems.

Professor Pelham suggests that behavioral therapy and Omega-3 should be the first steps in helping a child with ADHD.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey Ive been taking the medication for a while and it seems to make me forget constantly and i am almost absent in consciousness at times. I think this medication only destroys intelligence and mind overall.my prescriber has also integrated risperidol at one point what can be the adverse effects of that?

Concerta Prescription Information said...

My name is Irene Pak and i would like to show you my personal experience with Concerta.

I am 60 years old. I have been taking concerta for three days now. So far it is wonderful. I was previously on ritalin for 2 months, and felt like I was on rollercoaster. I would go from jittery to severly depressed and crying. After changing to concerta three days ago, I feel like myself again, only with much more energy focus and concentration. I am sure hoping this will continue. I am on 36mg.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
mild headache, dry mouth, some affect on sleep

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Irene Pak