Millions of children are prescribed drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall medication because they are diagnosed with ADHD. Some people may disagree, but children (or anyone) should not be placed on addictive stimulate drugs because they are diagnosed with having a so-called “attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder “. There are short term and long term dangerous side effects to taking drugs such as Ritalin, which includes disturbed sleeping patterns, an increase in blood pressure & heart rate, panic/psychosis, liver, kidney, & lung damage, high blood pressure, and permanent damage to the blood vessels of the brain and heart. Personally, I know children who have been placed on medication because someone claims they have ADHD, and instead of behaving how little kids are supposed to behave (hyper), they just sit there like drug induced zombies. What is also interesting is that there is a higher percentage of minority children who are prescribed Ritalin, Adderall, and other forms of ADHD medication than others. I would recommend any individual to do their own investigating and research when it comes to ADHD medications. I wonder how many parents or people actually got a second or third opinion and did their own research before agreeing to give their children Ritalin or a similar drug. ADHD drugs like Ritalin are just as strong as cocaine, and children are being prescribed these type of drugs consistently. Pharmaceutical drug companies push ADHD drugs aggressively and they profit alot from this. If a child does have a so called attention disorder, then perhaps we should look at the food consumption/diet as well instead of just making them take Ritalin or a similar drug. Although people have different opinions and beliefs on this matter, I believe we all should take a closer look at the side effects of Ritalin and other similar medications for ADHD diagnosis.
Despite all of the different ethnicities, nationalities, and categories that we (mankind) have labeled each other…the human race is one. Yes, there are different cultures and values, but there are not multiple races. Yet, we tend to not accept this ideology and use our differences to divide each other further apart. We all have the ability to create positive change and good , and we also have the free will to create hatred and evil. The answers/solutions to our problems still seems like a distant object that we cannot yet grasp or conquer…it is always so foreign to us. The “object”, the solutions, has become an imaginary fairy tale for many people who have lost their faith in humanity. Yet, if we lose faith in humanity then we have lost faith in ourselves to create positive change. Positive change on any level by any human being can have a rippling effect. Despite all of us representing different ethnicities ,backgrounds, lands, religious beliefs, and so forth….we are currently residing in the same planet that we need more than it actually needs us for survival. The solutions/answers that we cannot seem to reach, it only seems like foreign imaginary objects because sadly, we as a human race seem to always be mostly divided as a whole. We did this to each other, no one else is to blame. Nevertheless, each individual has the gift of improving this world and inspiring others to have more faith in humanity if we choose. Of course, there is no such thing as a perfect world that is rid of issues, but there is a such thing as positive change. The positive change needs to be consistent, and benefits everyone in a good way…not just those we share personal values and cultures with. Some say being optimistic about the human race is not realistic, I say it means I have not given up or underestimated just how inspirational and inspiring the magnitude of positivity/good can do for a people. This may seem cheesy or corny to some, but I encourage all “light warriors” to keep having faith in humanity and implementing change wherever we are….the race cannot progress without it.