Dr. Baughman, my 8 yr. old daughter was recently diagnosed with ADHD. The healthcare practitioner immediately prescribed Concerta for her to take. My husband went and had the prescription filled while I went to the internet to do some research. After 4+ hours of research, I am absolutely outraged at what I have found. I immediately flushed the Concerta down the toilet and am now trying to calm myself down before I approach the healthcare person that prescribed this med. I am deeply shocked at what is happening to our children and I will NOT be a part of drugging my child because she is not acting "appropriately" in school. I refuse to label her as having a "diseased" brain and I would love to take this matter further to the attention of those in Washington. Something needs to be done to stop this!!! I am beside myself. thanks so much for letting me express my outrage. A very concerned mother in North Carolina.
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
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