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Toke Up and Focus – How Cannabis Can Help With ADHD

Kevin Sterne, Contributor Waking Times Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder () use cannabis more than most of us, according to a Brown University study. But, they probably are not toking up for the reasons one may think. Far from lazing around, suggestive new research offers, they might be doing it to write a college

Report Finds Thousands Of Toddlers Are Being Medicated For ADHD

Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease Waking Times There is something seriously wrong with the way attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in young children in the US, with over 1 million kids being potentially misdiagnosed just because they are the youngest in their kindergarten year, with the youngest in class twice as likely to be

The Epidemic Abuse of ADHD Meds, Anxiety Pills & Painkillers in America

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Far from being recognized for their potential health hazards, ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. Narcotic painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, and antidepressants are also notoriously overprescribed, which I’ll address below. According to data from IMS Health,1 a whopping 48.4 million prescriptions for ADHD stimulants were

ADHD Not a Real Disease, Says Leading Neuroscientist

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is not ‘a real disease,’ and warned of the dangers of giving psycho-stimulant medications to children. Speaking to the Observer, Dr. Perry noted that the disorder known as ADHD should

How I Survived Modern Psychiatry – A True Story

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Learning to find your own way in this backward world is no easy task. Our indoctrination into this culture and society is different for everyone, of course, but a common principle instilled in us is that certain members of our community are to be revered as credible by virtue of their

Did Matthew Take His Pills?

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times “Humans suffer greatly because they are in a spiritual-mental void, it comes from the unexplored inner self; the wounds of childhood. To heal yourself forever, you have to be brave enough to peer into that void.” ~ Stuart Wilde I’m sitting across the room from a sane, comfortable, relatively happy

Younger Kids 50% More Likely to Get ADHD Drugs than Older Peers

Lisa Garber, Natural Society Waking Times A new Icelandic study has found that younger school children face up to a 50% greater likelihood of getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their older peers. Co-author Sonia Hernández-Diaz of the Harvard School of Public Health consulted standardized test scores and medical records of almost 12,000

Psychiatrists Drugging Children for ‘Social Justice’

Jon Rappoport, NoMoreFakeNews Waking Times  It’s the latest thing. Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To “promote social justice,” to improve academic performance in school. The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to

ADHD Meds Provide No Long-Term Benefits

Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times Want to cause a ruckus? Criticize attention-deficit meds. Over three million U.S. kids take these drugs. Parents may not be thrilled to dose their children but they are following expert advice.  They typically see results. And they don’t need to be judged. But it helps to pay attention

Natural Remedy for Children with ADHD Through Yoga

Colette Barry, Contributing Writer Waking Times Is your child affected with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Do they often show lack of attention to important matters, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, hyperactivity, and low self esteem? Well, if your answer is in the affirmative, get your child enrolled for a yoga program and help change their lives

Using Exercise Instead of Drugs on ADHD Children Gaining Credibility

Prevent Disease Exercise clears the mind. It gets the blood pumping and more oxygen is delivered to the brain. This is familiar territory, but Dartmouth’s David Bucci thinks there is much more going on. “In the last several years there have been data suggesting that neurobiological changes are happening — [there are] very brain-specific mechanisms