It is also particularly outrageous that so many of the thought leaders promoting the excessive use of stimulants have such close ties with Pharma. Honor dies where conflict of interest lies. But the latest news tops all in raw shock value. The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention has just estimated that 10,000 U.S. toddlers, aged 2-3, are being given stimulant drugs for behaviors that have been mislabeled as ADHD. This falls outside the already overly inclusive guidelines that start kids at the too early age of four.
Treating babies with stimulants is based on no research, is reckless, and takes no account of the possible harmful long-term effects of bathing baby brains with powerful neurotransmitter drugs.