Have you been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Millions of people have been diagnosed by their doctors with ADHD. The thing is, this medical condition doesn't have a "test," per se. You can't take a blood exam to definitively know if you have this illness. Nevertheless, by asking a few questions, your doctor may decide to prescribe you medicine — a highly addictive drug — to improve your condition.
What's the drug of choice to treat ADHD these days? The extremely dangerous stimulant Ritalin is one of the most popularly prescribed medications for this illness. Somewhere between 4 to 9 percent of children and approximately 4 percent of adults diagnosed with attention deficit disorder are currently taking doctor-prescribed stimulants like Ritalin, which some might refer to as a "speed-like" drug.
Here are some facts that everyone should know about potentially dangerous ADHD medications:
-- As of the latest information from 2010, 17,000 human beings had been exposed to ADHD drugs in the United States.
-- Eighty percent of those exposed to stimulant ADHD drugs were children below the ages of 19.
-- Twenty percent of those exposed to stimulant ADHD drugs were adults.
-- Overdose illnesses can happen as a result of ADHD medications, requiring many individuals to spend prolonged periods of time in the hospital, sometimes in intensive care units.
-- More terrifying is the fact that medical researchers have established a connection between ADHD-related stimulants and sudden, unexplained mortality among adolescents and children.
Has your son or daughter developed health problems as a result of using ADHD drugs? Have you experienced health problems because of these stimulant medications? You might want to speak with a qualified attorney regarding these pharmaceutical drug-related injuries.