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Old 08-28-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Maybe pediatricians will cut down on the amount of ritalin that is distributed to the male children in this society. I would like that.
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Maybe pediatricians will cut down on the amount of ritalin that is distributed to the male children in this society. I would like that.
If a certain teacher of mine had her way, I would have been on it too. Thank goodness that's when my parents started their healthy skepticism of authority, and I never had to take it.
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Hell deep, that's not exactly saying much. Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.
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I've been cynical of pharmaceuticals before I knew these two even existed.

However, for instance, if antidepressants helped Brooke Shields, then I am in no position to contradict her. I'm glad they helped her, as I don't think there are "one size fit all" solutions with this subject.
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I've been cynical of pharmaceuticals before I knew these two even existed.

However, for instance, if antidepressants helped Brooke Shields, then I am in no position to contradict her. I'm glad they helped her, as I don't think there are "one size fit all" solutions with this subject.

Cruise actually spoke out against kids on Ritalin, too.


I dated a woman for three years that had her son on it.

Because he would misbehave from time to time.

I tried to talk to her about it. She would not listen.


I dated this other woman that had two boys.

When she was recently divorced her boys freaked out, missing their dad.

The second grader told her to 'suck his dick'.

She lost it.

I helped her for a year.

The boys straighten up and are doing great. Straight As. Well adjusted and never any Ritalin. Quite a few time outs. And play station lock downs.
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Maybe pediatricians will cut down on the amount of ritalin that is distributed to the male children in this society. I would like that.
You may be surprised that the biggest "customers" of Ritalin these days are college students.
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As in a higher proportion of college students are on ritalin than primary and high school students or they actually make up a bulk of market share?
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You may be surprised that the biggest "customers" of Ritalin these days are college students.
Well, there are more coming in the pipeline.
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They make up the bulk of the market share when you account for the black market sales which are HUGE. I don't know whether older people quite get how widespread Ritalin use is on college campuses.

In fact I wouldn't be surprised if college students led in both statistics, mostly because like Dread says, it is primarily boys who are medicated at a young age, while at college, girls and boys use it probably close to equally.

And while a lot of it is bought on the street, a lot is also prescribed. Clearly by doctors other than pediatricians.
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I support the right to use drugs to improve cognition,.
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There is also a concern with parents selling and using their childrens meds. I hate saying this, but it is a brewing major problem.
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There is also a concern with parents selling and using their childrens meds. I hate saying this, but it is a brewing major problem.
That's seriously disturbing.

I also very much wonder about the online sales of Canadian pharmaceuticals to American customers. The regulations are sketchy at best.
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You may be surprised that the biggest "customers" of Ritalin these days are college students.
well, at least they are getting something for their $100,000.

( since their BS and BA are worthless )
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