One in eight children now suffering from a mental or behavioral disorder that impairs his sociability and education (autism, hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia). Selon un WHO report, 10 to 20 % children have one or more mental or behavioral disorders. A figure for the less amazing. Among these disorders : hyperactivity or ADHD.
Disorder Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is defined as a group of three symptoms : attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Selon l’National Institute of Health and Medical Research, 200 000 school children in France have ADHD.
The progression of behavioral disorders in children is worrying. "According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders should increase 50 % in 2020, becoming internationally one of the five leading causes of morbidity in children. This increase is referred to as the crisis of the twenty-first century ", says the report from INSERM.
In this survey for New Health, I return to the black record of Ritalin, the most prescribed drug for this disorder in children over six years. Because this remedy is strongly disputed ! Methylphenidate (Rilatine, Biphentin, Concerta, PMS-Méthylphénidate…) is indeed an amphetamine psychostimulant, ie a narcotic. It is addictive and a procession of significant side effects.
In this family of amphetamine hidden, there is also the famous Mediator, now known to damage, symbol of the failure of health authorities. The scandal Ritalin is also not very different : over-prescription of comfort and not care, sometimes serious side effects, authorization for the dubious market, dilution of the problem in panel discussions,
media campaign for its legitimacy among the general public, etc..
Fortunately, as you will discover in this folder, the, chemical straitjacket of Ritalin is not inevitable. It is foremost to understand the nutritional co-factors of ADHD, its societal causes, to implement natural alternative treatments.