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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies Ritalin as well as a dangerous drug such as heroin and cocaine. Ritalin makes as much dependent and can be measured by its side effects , easy to crack. Mostly children and teenagers – – now millions of people worldwide are addicted to Ritalin . For the manufacturer, Novartis is a billion dollar business .
They fly our planes , drive our buses or come to meet us in the car : In Switzerland, there is always more Ritalinsüchtige who get their material from the doctor . Just because the drug is legal, it does not mean that it is less dangerous than illegal drugs. On the contrary .
That the performance-enhancing amphetamine makes much addicted , was first demonstrated in a study of the past year , since long-term studies of the drug have been missing . Or in other words : Nobody knows the real consequences of Ritalinwahnsinns for society. In the years 1991-1999 alone, verzwanzigfachten the prescription to a hundredfold in recent years again . Most of the prescriptions made by the controversial diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ) . But Ritalin ( methylphenidate ) can not cure ADD / ADHD, it dampens only the symptoms. The side effects of the drug are more than questionable .
As early as 1986 , the International “Journal of the Addictions, ” a study of all scientific publications , which dealt with the side effects of Ritalin . There are over a hundred known like adverse effects. These include : paranoid psychoses and delusions, hypomanic and manic symptoms , hallucinations of the eyes and ears ( sometimes greater than that of the drug LSD ), extreme isolation , anxiety , insomnia, addictive , psychological and physical dependence , nervous twitches and cramps , aggressiveness . Because of the danger of the side effects of Ritalin include the authority even in third place just behind on heroin and cocaine , and points out that it leads to addiction because of their stimulating effect .
The U.S. Army in any case does not absorb recruits who are taking Ritalin . Unfit for service is even explains who only got as a child Ritalin and the pharmaceutical drug now no longer takes .
The black market is booming. Students distribute and sell their drugs to classmates , they grind and snort the powder as cocaine . In March 1995, there were two deaths in Mississippi and Virginia , which were attributable to this type of consumption . Were in the U.S. in 1988 , two tons of tablets prescribed , there were 14 tons in 1997 already ! Over six million U.S. school children are under the influence of Ritalin . From Switzerland, no figures are available for data protection reasons . But it is estimated that 2% to 5 % of the Swiss school children regularly interject Ritalin .
Substituting from Ritalin , leads to depressed to depressed moods, because the receptors are so overwrought that they can not stimulate a normal neurotransmitter release , as it comes into existence through real experiences , enough . Ritalin makes so much like cocaine, psychologically dependent . After discontinuation of Ritalin , it may also be that the ADHD symptoms occur more massive than before the medication.
Brain scans in experimental animals showed that Ritalin – the drug chemically related to speed – reduces blood flow to all areas of the brain by twenty to thirty percent. The drug cocaine caused a similar strong inhibition of the blood stream .
Ritalin causes serious malfunctions in the child’s brain. There is evidence in research controlled through several scientific studies that Ritalin may cause atrophy or shrinkage of the brain or other permanent physical abnormalities in the brain. The growth of children can be delayed by Ritalin by disrupting the cycles of growth hormones , which are secreted by the pituitary gland.
1996 revealed an award-winning television report that the largest US-based non -profit organization that deals with ADD / ADHD and runs information campaigns in schools , public events and in the media, in secret from Ritalin manufacturer Ciba- Geigy (now Novartis) was sponsored in the millions. It probably goes without saying that this organization Ritalin is recommended as the best remedy for hyperactivity. However, that this result is a whole generation of Junkys , the pharmaceutical industry is of course matter . Finally, there are to be other drugs with which one gets away from Ritalin again .