The French do not recognize ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) refusing to believe that medication that is usually prescribed for the condition is helpful at all. Another difference is that the French tend not to raise their children on the additive-laced food that parents in the U.S so, coincidence?
These two very different cultures have different ADHD levels in children, in America the rate is 19%, and in France, it’s .5% – only half a percent. For that .5 percent, the treatment excludes chemicals or medicine, opting for older fashioned methods.
Fast food, sugary cereals and fizzy drinks are consumed in much smaller quantities than in the U.S, they are not shown the same commercially driven television programs and lead a simpler life overall. French children are subjected to much less sugar and additive-ridden foods.
In 1998, Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn of the Royal College of General Practitioners said, “ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction”. There is overwhelming evidence that the ‘treatment’ for this ‘condition’ is a fraud. One of the founding fathers of ADHD as a medical psychiatric disorder, Leon Eisenberg, confessed on his deathbed in 2009 at the age of 87, “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”
Cognitive therapy was replaced by drugs a long time ago. Doctors are forced to write prescriptions as the government and BigPharma are in tandem.
Psychiatrists were known to give a mere 15 minutes time to a patient before writing out a prescription for pharmaceuticals. Only drastic circumstances would allow for a review of the prescription, as patients’ complaints fell on the deaf ears.
This culture of giving pills away like candy is to blame for children as young as three being prescribed drugs such as Adderall (amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts) and Ritalin (methylphenidate), without trying out other methods to begin with. There are now 5 million children in the U.S. on Adderal or Ritalin who have been sentenced to these drugs for the rest of their lives, or the awful process of quitting them if they choose to do so.