March 2012

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A review of the medical records of 937,943 Canadian children showed that children born in December, the last month of their school year intake, were much more likely to be diagnosed and medicated for ADHD than their classmates born in January.

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The world’s most popular independent online news service, The Huffington Post, recently published two significant blogs suggesting that Western Australia and France offer lessons on how to tackle the global ADHD epidemic.

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When researchers expressed concern about ECT induced long term memory loss he scathingly dismissed them, despite having eleven months earlier proposed that pharmacological interventions may be warranted to alleviate that same side-effect.

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Anecdotal evidence indicates that too many Western Australian children in the care of the state that are managed rather than cared for.  Managed with a range of psychotropic drugs including, antidepressants, anti-psychotics, amphetamines and anti-anxiety �medications’ as a cheap substitute for the intensive support they so desperately need.

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