From: Jan Drew on

http://www.mmdnewswire.com/content/view/1383/5/

THE ATTENTION DEFICIT DILEMMA AND OUR CHILDREN


March 7, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas. Recently, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) announced additional precautions concerning drugs
prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Apparently, the government agency is working
closely with drug manufacturers to develop new patient medication
guidelines, and the FDA is calling for enhanced product labeling about the
potential adverse affects. Among problems cited, adults with serious heart
ailments, and those with other risk factors were experiencing sudden death
in reports reviewed by the agency.

The FDA also cited a slightly increased risk (1 of 1000) for drug related
psychiatric adverse events such as hearing voices, unexplainable suspicion,
and becoming manic. This was also evident in patients without previous
psychiatric problems.

Dr. Steven B. DavidSon, the author of the Christ-based Counseling volumes,
and Director of the National Association of Certified Christ-based
Counselors explains that these are not new revelations. "Actually, it is
about time the Federal Government elevated the awareness about drugs used
for ADD and ADHD."

Given our Christ-based perspective, attention deficit has been with us since
the first human beings where distracted. No doubt, there are persons who
suffer severely, but parties need to seriously assess the risk-reward factor
when considering the use of psychiatric drugs, particularly with children."
DavidSon alludes to the work by authors Peter R Breggin and David Cohen in
their book, Your Drug Could Be Your Problem. How and Why to Stop Taking
Psychiatric Medications.

While the research concerning ADD and ADHD has been around for decades,
DavidSon said he observed increased diagnoses in the mid-1980s and into the
1990s. "Initially, young boys were primarily the ones diagnosed followed by
girls and then adults. I cannot speak for other practices, but I noted the
growth was consistent with the expansion and development of video games.
Additionally, you must consider the contributions of poor diet and
faulty-discipline to ADHD. Diet and discipline have declined over time. It
is a matter of record that our children have higher incidents of obesity,
and don't mention the condition of child-discipline in the nation."

DavidSon also briefly addressed conditions where parents are encouraged to
induce drugs where children are inattentive. Some parents lean toward
medicinal therapy with the hope of improving grade performance. "When asked
by parents about my Christ-based perspective, I suggest a simple observation
such as 'how long can your child play a favorite video game?' If the child
can play for extended periods of time and maintain scoring, the problem may
be an educational-delivery deficit, and not an attention functioning
deficit." DavidSon is adamant that people need to ponder these observations
with their physicians before determining to use drug therapy. He adds,
"Several years ago, I allowed my child to record satisfactory grade
performance as opposed to inducing drugs as recommended by an educational
psychologist. Thank God! Notwithstanding the short-term successes of
these drugs, one in one-thousand does not sound like high-risk for an
adverse drug reaction until your child is the one. Moreover, when the
adverse reaction is related to brain functioning, or gives a child the
impression that drugs should be administered for the slightest mental
slippage, I decided my child would catch-up with the head-of-the-class
later. It is a dilemma indeed trying to convince young people not to use
recreational drugs to improve their social acceptance and fun when their
parents encouraged drug-use for their educational acceptance. As Jesus would
say, 'those who have an ear, let them hear.'"

[to which I say AMEN!].





From: Jeff on

"Jan Drew" <jdrew1374(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:pPIIh.5607$iw4.5445(a)newssvr23.news.prodigy.net...
>
> http://www.mmdnewswire.com/content/view/1383/5/
>
> THE ATTENTION DEFICIT DILEMMA AND OUR CHILDREN
>
>
> March 7, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas. Recently, the Food and Drug
> Administration (FDA) announced additional precautions concerning drugs
> prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
> Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Apparently, the government agency is
> working closely with drug manufacturers to develop new patient medication
> guidelines, and the FDA is calling for enhanced product labeling about the
> potential adverse affects. Among problems cited, adults with serious
> heart ailments, and those with other risk factors were experiencing sudden
> death in reports reviewed by the agency.

Excellent. The FDA is doing its job. Of course, these are known side effects
of the drugs.

> The FDA also cited a slightly increased risk (1 of 1000) for drug related
> psychiatric adverse events such as hearing voices, unexplainable
> suspicion, and becoming manic. This was also evident in patients without
> previous psychiatric problems.

Ditto. This is a good reason to stop the drugs.

> Dr. Steven B. DavidSon, the author of the Christ-based Counseling volumes,
> and Director of the National Association of Certified Christ-based
> Counselors explains that these are not new revelations. "Actually, it is
> about time the Federal Government elevated the awareness about drugs used
> for ADD and ADHD."

Well, doctors should already know this.

> Given our Christ-based perspective, attention deficit has been with us
> since the first human beings where distracted. No doubt, there are
> persons who suffer severely, but parties need to seriously assess the
> risk-reward factor when considering the use of psychiatric drugs,
> particularly with children." DavidSon alludes to the work by authors Peter
> R Breggin and David Cohen in their book, Your Drug Could Be Your Problem.
> How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications.

That's true of any drugs. I have read one of Peter Breggin's books. He
clearly doesn't, IMHO, understand ADHD.

> While the research concerning ADD and ADHD has been around for decades,
> DavidSon said he observed increased diagnoses in the mid-1980s and into
> the 1990s. "Initially, young boys were primarily the ones diagnosed
> followed by girls and then adults. I cannot speak for other practices,
> but I noted the growth was consistent with the expansion and development
> of video games. Additionally, you must consider the contributions of poor
> diet and faulty-discipline to ADHD. Diet and discipline have declined
> over time. It is a matter of record that our children have higher
> incidents of obesity, and don't mention the condition of child-discipline
> in the nation."

Diet, family discipline, and video games don't cause ADHD.

This was also a period when more people because aware of ADHD.

> DavidSon also briefly addressed conditions where parents are encouraged to
> induce drugs where children are inattentive. Some parents lean toward
> medicinal therapy with the hope of improving grade performance. "When
> asked by parents about my Christ-based perspective, I suggest a simple
> observation such as 'how long can your child play a favorite video game?'
> If the child can play for extended periods of time and maintain scoring,
> the problem may be an educational-delivery deficit, and not an attention
> functioning deficit."

That's nonsense. Kids with ADHD can sustain concentration on some things for
a long period of time. In fact, this hyperattention is part of ADHD.

> DavidSon is adamant that people need to ponder these observations with
> their physicians before determining to use drug therapy. He adds,
> "Several years ago, I allowed my child to record satisfactory grade
> performance as opposed to inducing drugs as recommended by an educational
> psychologist.

Educational psychologists are not qualified to prescribe drugs. That is up
to a physician to do.

> Thank God! Notwithstanding the short-term successes of these drugs, one
> in one-thousand does not sound like high-risk for an adverse drug reaction
> until your child is the one.

Yeah, if you child has an adverse reaction, you stop the drug.

Get a clue man.

> Moreover, when the adverse reaction is related to brain functioning, or
> gives a child the impression that drugs should be administered for the
> slightest mental slippage, I decided my child would catch-up with the
> head-of-the-class later. It is a dilemma indeed trying to convince young
> people not to use recreational drugs to improve their social acceptance
> and fun when their parents encouraged drug-use for their educational
> acceptance. As Jesus would say, 'those who have an ear, let them hear.'"

Drugs should only be given for ADHD after careful diagnosis eliminated other
possible causes, and after careful consideration. Behavioral approaches need
to used to, whether or not drugs are chosen as a good option.

Jeff

> [to which I say AMEN!].
>
>
>
>
>

From: Jan Drew on

"Jeff" <news(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
news:3ZVIh.231$Eg4.172(a)trnddc03...
>
> "Jan Drew" <jdrew1374(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:pPIIh.5607$iw4.5445(a)newssvr23.news.prodigy.net...
>>
>> http://www.mmdnewswire.com/content/view/1383/5/
>>
>> THE ATTENTION DEFICIT DILEMMA AND OUR CHILDREN
>>
>>
>> March 7, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas. Recently, the Food and Drug
>> Administration (FDA) announced additional precautions concerning drugs
>> prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
>> Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Apparently, the government agency is
>> working closely with drug manufacturers to develop new patient medication
>> guidelines, and the FDA is calling for enhanced product labeling about
>> the potential adverse affects. Among problems cited, adults with serious
>> heart ailments, and those with other risk factors were experiencing
>> sudden death in reports reviewed by the agency.
>
> Excellent. The FDA is doing its job. Of course, these are known side
> effects of the drugs.
>
>> The FDA also cited a slightly increased risk (1 of 1000) for drug related
>> psychiatric adverse events such as hearing voices, unexplainable
>> suspicion, and becoming manic. This was also evident in patients without
>> previous psychiatric problems.
>
> Ditto. This is a good reason to stop the drugs.
>
>> Dr. Steven B. DavidSon, the author of the Christ-based Counseling
>> volumes, and Director of the National Association of Certified
>> Christ-based Counselors explains that these are not new revelations.
>> "Actually, it is about time the Federal Government elevated the awareness
>> about drugs used for ADD and ADHD."
>
> Well, doctors should already know this.
>
>> Given our Christ-based perspective, attention deficit has been with us
>> since the first human beings where distracted. No doubt, there are
>> persons who suffer severely, but parties need to seriously assess the
>> risk-reward factor when considering the use of psychiatric drugs,
>> particularly with children." DavidSon alludes to the work by authors
>> Peter R Breggin and David Cohen in their book, Your Drug Could Be Your
>> Problem. How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications.
>
> That's true of any drugs. I have read one of Peter Breggin's books. He
> clearly doesn't, IMHO, understand ADHD.
>
>> While the research concerning ADD and ADHD has been around for decades,
>> DavidSon said he observed increased diagnoses in the mid-1980s and into
>> the 1990s. "Initially, young boys were primarily the ones diagnosed
>> followed by girls and then adults. I cannot speak for other practices,
>> but I noted the growth was consistent with the expansion and development
>> of video games. Additionally, you must consider the contributions of poor
>> diet and faulty-discipline to ADHD. Diet and discipline have declined
>> over time. It is a matter of record that our children have higher
>> incidents of obesity, and don't mention the condition of child-discipline
>> in the nation."
>
> Diet, family discipline, and video games don't cause ADHD.
>
> This was also a period when more people because aware of ADHD.
>
>> DavidSon also briefly addressed conditions where parents are encouraged
>> to induce drugs where children are inattentive. Some parents lean toward
>> medicinal therapy with the hope of improving grade performance. "When
>> asked by parents about my Christ-based perspective, I suggest a simple
>> observation such as 'how long can your child play a favorite video game?'
>> If the child can play for extended periods of time and maintain scoring,
>> the problem may be an educational-delivery deficit, and not an attention
>> functioning deficit."
>
> That's nonsense. Kids with ADHD can sustain concentration on some things
> for a long period of time. In fact, this hyperattention is part of ADHD.
>
>> DavidSon is adamant that people need to ponder these observations with
>> their physicians before determining to use drug therapy. He adds,
>> "Several years ago, I allowed my child to record satisfactory grade
>> performance as opposed to inducing drugs as recommended by an educational
>> psychologist.
>
> Educational psychologists are not qualified to prescribe drugs. That is up
> to a physician to do.
>
>> Thank God! Notwithstanding the short-term successes of these drugs, one
>> in one-thousand does not sound like high-risk for an adverse drug
>> reaction until your child is the one.
>
> Yeah, if you child has an adverse reaction, you stop the drug.
>
> Get a clue man.
>
>> Moreover, when the adverse reaction is related to brain functioning, or
>> gives a child the impression that drugs should be administered for the
>> slightest mental slippage, I decided my child would catch-up with the
>> head-of-the-class later. It is a dilemma indeed trying to convince young
>> people not to use recreational drugs to improve their social acceptance
>> and fun when their parents encouraged drug-use for their educational
>> acceptance. As Jesus would say, 'those who have an ear, let them hear.'"
>
> Drugs should only be given for ADHD after careful diagnosis eliminated
> other possible causes, and after careful consideration. Behavioral
> approaches need to used to, whether or not drugs are chosen as a good
> option.
>
> Jeff
>
>> [to which I say AMEN!].
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


From: Jan Drew on

"Jeff" <news(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Jan Drew" <jdrew1374(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:pPIIh.5607$iw4.5445(a)newssvr23.news.prodigy.net...
>>
>> http://www.mmdnewswire.com/content/view/1383/5/
>>
>> THE ATTENTION DEFICIT DILEMMA AND OUR CHILDREN
>>
>>
>> March 7, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas. Recently, the Food and Drug
>> Administration (FDA) announced additional precautions concerning drugs
>> prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit
>> Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Apparently, the government agency is
>> working closely with drug manufacturers to develop new patient medication
>> guidelines, and the FDA is calling for enhanced product labeling about
>> the potential adverse affects. Among problems cited, adults with serious
>> heart ailments, and those with other risk factors were experiencing
>> sudden death in reports reviewed by the agency.
>
> Excellent. The FDA is doing its job. Of course, these are known side
> effects of the drugs.

What were they doing in years past? Like last July?

O course Jeff knows that, but once again is eager to bless the FDA.

>
>> The FDA also cited a slightly increased risk (1 of 1000) for drug related
>> psychiatric adverse events such as hearing voices, unexplainable
>> suspicion, and becoming manic. This was also evident in patients without
>> previous psychiatric problems.
>
> Ditto. This is a good reason to stop the drugs.

http://add.about.com/od/2006newsstories/a/blackboxwarning.htm
>
>> Dr. Steven B. DavidSon, the author of the Christ-based Counseling
>> volumes, and Director of the National Association of Certified
>> Christ-based Counselors explains that these are not new revelations.
>> "Actually, it is about time the Federal Government elevated the awareness
>> about drugs used for ADD and ADHD."
>
> Well, doctors should already know this.

They are too busy proteting the FDA just like you are.

The FDA has known, but public awareness gave then little choice but to
*finally* get off their duff. Plus
they have been caught with their invested interest.

>
>> Given our Christ-based perspective, attention deficit has been with us
>> since the first human beings where distracted. No doubt, there are
>> persons who suffer severely, but parties need to seriously assess the
>> risk-reward factor when considering the use of psychiatric drugs,
>> particularly with children." DavidSon alludes to the work by authors
>> Peter R Breggin and David Cohen in their book, Your Drug Could Be Your
>> Problem. How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications.
>
> That's true of any drugs. I have read one of Peter Breggin's books. He
> clearly doesn't, IMHO, understand ADHD.

ROTFLOL.

He tells it like it is.
>
>> While the research concerning ADD and ADHD has been around for decades,
>> DavidSon said he observed increased diagnoses in the mid-1980s and into
>> the 1990s. "Initially, young boys were primarily the ones diagnosed
>> followed by girls and then adults. I cannot speak for other practices,
>> but I noted the growth was consistent with the expansion and development
>> of video games. Additionally, you must consider the contributions of poor
>> diet and faulty-discipline to ADHD. Diet and discipline have declined
>> over time. It is a matter of record that our children have higher
>> incidents of obesity, and don't mention the condition of child-discipline
>> in the nation."
>
> Diet, family discipline, and video games don't cause ADHD.

Diet, family discipline and video games all helped contribute to it.
>
> This was also a period when more people because aware of ADHD.

You must have meant became, not because.

>
>> DavidSon also briefly addressed conditions where parents are encouraged
>> to induce drugs where children are inattentive. Some parents lean toward
>> medicinal therapy with the hope of improving grade performance. "When
>> asked by parents about my Christ-based perspective, I suggest a simple
>> observation such as 'how long can your child play a favorite video game?'
>> If the child can play for extended periods of time and maintain scoring,
>> the problem may be an educational-delivery deficit, and not an attention
>> functioning deficit."
>
> That's nonsense. Kids with ADHD can sustain concentration on some things
> for a long period of time. In fact, this hyperattention is part of ADHD.

Look up the symptomes of ADHD.



From: Roman Bystrianyk on
> > While the research concerning ADD and ADHD has been around for decades,
> > DavidSon said he observed increased diagnoses in the mid-1980s and into
> > the 1990s. "Initially, young boys were primarily the ones diagnosed
> > followed by girls and then adults. I cannot speak for other practices,
> > but I noted the growth was consistent with the expansion and development
> > of video games. Additionally, you must consider the contributions of poor
> > diet and faulty-discipline to ADHD. Diet and discipline have declined
> > over time. It is a matter of record that our children have higher
> > incidents of obesity, and don't mention the condition of child-discipline
> > in the nation."
>
> Diet, family discipline, and video games don't cause ADHD.

This study maybe of interest to you. Enjoy your day.

Roman Bystrianyk, "Flax seed oil and vitamin C improve ADHD", Health
Sentinel, January 8, 2006,

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most
commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in children. The diagnosis
affects approximately 3-5% of school-going children. Studies have
established that certain long-chained fatty acids are critical for
normal brain development. Additional studies have show that
deficiencies or imbalances in these fatty acids contribute to ADHD.

Fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid or DHA and eicosapentanoic acid or
EPA, are key for normal brain development and found in large amounts
in fish oil. Alpha linolenic acid, or ALA, is a precursor fatty acid
to DHA and is found in large amounts in flax seed oil. Children can
convert ALA to DHA, but the conversion is dependent on adequate
amounts of ALA and a low level of linoleic acid, or LA, in the diet.
LA is found in large amounts in corn, safflower, sunflower, and canola
oils.

A study in the January 2006 issue of the journal Prostaglandins,
Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, examined 30 children diagnosed
with ADHD along with 30 healthy control children. They were given flax
oil supplements containing 200 mg of ALA along with 25 mg of vitamin C
two times a day for 3 months. A trained clinical psychologist analyzed
the children's behavior before and after the 3 months. The children's
blood cells were also analyzed before and after the supplementation to
determine the change in fatty acids.

It was found that at the end of the 3 months there was a "significant
increase" in the levels of both EPA and DHA. All ADHD measures were
improved after the 3 months. "Individual scores of Inattention,
Impulsivity, Restlessness and Self-Control reduced significantly post-
supplementation. SI [social problems] and I [learning problems] scores
constituting RPS [Related Problem Score] were found to be
significantly decreasing in the post-supplementation group."

All the children in the enrolled study completed the 3 months of
supplementation with no dropouts. The supplements were well accepted
by all the children and there were no side effects.

The authors conclude that, "All the symptoms like impulsivity,
restlessness, inattention, self-control, psychosomatic problems and
learning problems showed highly significant improvement. Social
problems and learning problems together constituted-related problems
score also dropped significantly. There is considerable evidence that
polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation brought about improvement
in educational and behavioral problems among children with
developmental coordination disorder and reduction in ADHD-related
symptoms."

SOURCE: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids,
January 2006