Too much information
June 9, 2007 12:38am CST
I would just like to point out that all the 'help' people are getting these days is definitely overdone. What happened a couple decades ago when none of this stuff existed? All I know is that with all of the information out there and the medicines available these days, anyone can go to the doctors office and describe their problem of choice to get the medication they simply want, not necessairly mean. Like Aderol for instance, the college cocaine... it's not hard to do a little research and know the symptons of the affliction that requires the use of such a drug. There is not real test for ADD, so who's ever going to be the wiser? It just seems that too much information is put out there, making doctors much more suceptible to being duped.
9 Jun 07
I have lived long enough to find that what was considered good for you is no longer good for you and the reverse. Take the example of margarine --the hard one that is. It was supposed to be healthier than butter, but now you learn about trans fats and people's health are ruined because of it. As for Aderol, if one is a college student, is not one supposed to use his brainpower a bit more than others to find out the side effects, etc? I also heard that some teachers are overmedicating children with supposed ADD. It sounds like the cure is worse than the disease especially when the children become indolent and like little robots.
• United States
9 Jun 07
That is very true, wanting kids to all walk, talk, and act the same is killing whatever create geniuses there might be out their. Teachers would rather have a problem medicated than the cause actually sought. And as for college students using extra brainpower... I guess that could be, if they weren't ingesting the medicine in a completely different way to get the desired effects.