Dispelling the Myths of ADHD? MSN is in the Pocket of Drug Companies!!November 15, 2006
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a medical condition that affects more than 15 million Americans. Its symptoms — including distractibility, impulsivity and hyperactivity — can seriously interfere with a person’s ability to function from day to day. With the right support and treatment, children and adults with ADHD often lead successful lives. Plenty of ADHD naysayers, however, don’t recognize the condition. Become an activist and the next time you encounter a skeptic, provide him or her with some fast facts. Below is the truth about ADHD — use it to dispel common myths and misconceptions.
Dispelling the Myths of ADHD – ADHD – MSN Health & Fitness
Once again, MSN publishes an utterly, unabashedly bought-out article on ADHD.
A major cash cow for multitudinous drug companies, ADHD is a completely manufactured disease which was cooked up and voted upon by psychiatrists so as to basically save the psychiatric profession. Now, articles like this are obviously paid for (look at the ad on the page) and pushed forward by drug companies to lend credibility to their statements.
I wouldn’t get so mad about if it weren’t such a bald-faced, complete lie. Come now. If I have a hard time studying math, it’s because I’m chemically imbalanced? If I always want to go out and climb mountains, it’s because I have a ritalin deficiency?
Go to CCHR.org and get the documentary on Psychiatry. Instead of cooked up, drug-company-sponsored platitudes, one should get some actual, documented, hard facts straight out of the mouths of the psychiatrists who support this.
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There is also a prominent “health section” on MSN peppered with ADHD articles and the attendant drug ads. I am outraged that MSN would promote this fake disease and drug scam. I feel these media companies promoting the drug use should be included as targets of the class action suits against the manufacturers of these drugs. They are responsible for perpetuating harmful drug use.
Yes – I saw that on MSN. On most magazines, when you have something that’s not really “news”, but is really just paid for by a company, they’re required to put “SPECIAL ADVERTISER SECTION” on it. Perhaps something similar should be there, as all each one of those authoritative-sounding articles are, are adverts to sell more of their 1500% profit-margin drugs.