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Monday, November 26, 2007

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for children who have been labelled as having ADHD have tripled in seven years. - Why is this GP drug-pushing allowed?

Hyperactivity prescriptions triple in seven years

Extract from Telegraph:

"Figures show that GPs wrote nearly 406,000 prescriptions for such drugs last year, compared with 135,000 in 1999. Last night, politicians and children's groups branded the rise "astonishing".

David Laws, the Liberal Democrat children's spokesman, said: "We need a fundamental review of whether we are right to be pouring chemicals into our children in this way. Perhaps we should instead be looking at issues such as food, sleeping patterns, family upheaval, and general environment."

Mr Laws, who obtained the figures in a Parliamentary question, said some families may be pressuring GPs to prescribe drugs to allow them to claim child disability allowances.

Parents who have a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are entitled to benefits of up to £10,000 a year. According to the latest figures, more than £17 million was spent last year on drugs to treat ADHD."

In my opinion, there should be a legal ban on prescribing these psychotropic drugs to children. - And rewarding parents whose children take these drugs with £200 a week is criminally insane!!