Backpacks, Crayons and Psychotropic Drugs

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It’s the time of year again when summer has come to an end. Your long-awaited, skillfully planned vacations are now history, yet great memories have been made. You’ve frantically hit all the back-to-school sales and caught the tax-free shopping weekends. Yes, your little ducks are perfectly aligned and you’re ready for it! Well, some parents are. If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, (ADHD) you may be sitting on pins and needles right now, cringing at the thought of facing another school year. Your anxiety levels are through the roof. You may be having thoughts such as, “Good grief, what will happen next? Will my child even make it through another school year? Will my child spend most of his/her time in time out? Will my child’s teachers be understanding?” I’ve been there myself. These thoughts are real and they’re legitimate. Can you imagine how your child feels? They aren’t being difficult on purpose.

There is no “physical” test to detect ADHD as you would diabetes or a heart condition. It is a chemical imbalance in the brain. A child’s diagnosis depends on a complete evaluation by their teachers, primary care doctor or pediatrician and may then be referred to specialists such as psychiatrists, neurologists or psychologists. Does your child act without thinking, have trouble focusing, is hyperactive, have trouble following though on expectations because they can’t sit still, pay attention or focus on details? There is a very strong chance they’re a candidate. According to the CDC, 6.4 million American schoolchildren between the ages of four and seventeen have been diagnosed since 2013. Yes, among those there are false diagnoses.

“Highly addictive psychotropic drugs ought to be very difficult, not shockingly easy.” — Peter Jensen 

There is no “cure” for ADHD. The most comment “treatment” plan consists of medicine, (stimulants, non-stimulants, antidepressants) and behavior therapy. Two thirds of the children diagnosed are started on highly addictive psychotropic drugs, with documented side effects such as hallucinations, seizures, homicidal ideation, stroke, and even sudden death. Will your child be the same after taking these drugs? The most important question is will he/she ever be the same again. 

Humans and animals share one main thing; they protect their young fiercely, and are always keenly aware of any potential danger. Parents will do whatever it takes to see their children succeed and remain safe at all times. Unfortunately, some “dangers” are left unseen. Parents desperately attempting to help their children may be unwittingly placing them in harm’s way. That said, if parent of a child displaying ADHD symptoms would never intentionally hurt the child and a difficult child is not “being bad” on purpose, what’s the answer?

We know that ADHD is a chemical imbalance in the brain. We also know that poisonous metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and toxins are found practically everywhere in our environment. Children are especially sensitive to these. Did you know the symptoms of toxicity can be very similar to ADHD symptoms? What if there was a way to safely eliminate these offenders from your child’s brains, bodies and systems? Fortunately, there is a natural, gentle yet highly effective way, with zero side effects. After all, no stimulant, non-stimulant nor antidepressant will touch a chemical imbalance caused by toxins so why take a dangerous risk?

Parents, just take a deep breath and remember to breathe! Hint: always carry these two items…a wooden pencil and a rubber band. If you bend a pencil it will eventually break. If you pull on a rubber band it will stretch. Remind yourself to stretch without breaking. If you would like to learn more about this simple yet effective alternative solution for your child, contact me, Robin Martin, at charlestonqivana@gmail.com, or call me at 734-707-5508.