Posts Tagged ‘ADD’

Ritalin prescribed for 2 yr. olds diagnosed with ADHD

May 30, 2008

A new report by the Australian government showed Ritalin prescriptions for children as young as 2 in the New South Wales province, Australia’s most populous state. Yes, because 2 yr. olds are normally so calm and collected. Wow….what the hell has happened to people? Bear in mind the figures in the report only cover those prescriptions charged to a government health plan. Private insurance and out of pocket payments, which account for a significant portion of ADHD prescriptions, do not have publicly available numbers. Read the sad details here.

311 Children Aged 5 and under prescribed Ritalin through government health plan

  • 40 Five yr. olds
  • 58 Four yr. olds
  • 13 Three yr. olds
  • 5 Two yr. olds

These sad numbers reminded me of a cartoon I saw yr.’s ago and just found by using a Google search. Courtesy of Hempmuseum.org