Why Not Drugs?

A list of the side effects of drugs that are commonly prescribed for children’s behavior problems. Learn more.

Are You Being Mislead? How the pharmaceutical industry misleads the public. Learn more.

The myth about ADHD exposed – Learn more.

The Truth behind the diagnosis and labeling. Learn more.

Could over the counter medication or prescription medications for allergies, colds, or headaches influence your child’s behavior or make studying difficult? You may be surprised by how some of the side effects can create undesirable behaviors in children. Learn more.

What do doctors say?

John Breeding, Ph.D., author of the “The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses.”  “As a psychologist, I was appalled at the fact that we in the U.S. are placing millions of our school-age children on psychiatric drugs. I wanted to take a strong stand against this institutionalized child abuse. I also wrote the book as the father of two children, each wild and spirited in their own unique ways. I am determined to defend them well.”

Peter R. Breggin, M.D., author of “Talking Back to Ritalin”. “In my practice of psychiatry, I am frequently consulted about children who are taking three, four, and sometimes five psychiatric drugs, including medications that are FDA-approved only for the treatment of psychotic adults.  The drug treatment typically began when the children developed conflicts with adults at home or at school.  In retrospect, the conflicts could easily have been resolved by interventions such as family counseling or individualized educational approaches.   Usually under pressure from a school, the parents instead acquiesced to put their child on stimulants prescribed by psychiatrists, family physicians, or pediatricians. ”

Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. “No one has ever been able to demonstrate that drugs such as Cylert and Ritalin improve the academic performance of the children who take them. The major effect of Ritalin and similar drugs is on the short-term manageability of hyperkinetic behavior. The pupil is drugged to make life easier for his teacher, not to make it better and more productive for the child. If your child is the victim, the potential risks of these drugs are a high price to pay to make his teacher more comfortable.”

Videos

Dead Wrong – From the makers of the award-winning documentaries Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging and The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane? comes a searing new documentary, exposing how devastating—and deadly—psychiatric drugs can be for children and families.

Dr. Block: No More ADHD

Brian Williams reports: ADHD Meds declared unsafe