Peter Breggin discusses the FDA approval of sweetened, melt-in-your-mouth amphetamines with psychologist Michael Cornwall. Listen here.
You can read Michael Cornwall’s Mad in America article, Why Parents Give Amphetamines and Other Risky Psychiatric Drugs to the Children They Love (and other articles) here.
Another noteworthy article on stimulants:
I can understand the practicality of making meds easier to take when they are medically necessary, but as a once misdiagnosed child drugged to my eyeballs for over a decade, the words ‘drug compliance’ or “take your meds,” makes me physically ill.
Even more so? Sweetening hardcore, yet legal, drugs to make them more palatable to the children they are forced on for problems that probably really stem from countless life/health factors, and not an arbitrarily defined attentional disorders, diagnosed ala DSM bingo.