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Clinical Practice Points on the Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of ADHD in Children and Adolescents submission

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Is this really happening in Australia ? Page 15 . . . "the inability of parents to implement strategies may raise child protection concerns."  Meaning that if a parent doesn't force their child to take mind-altering drugs they can could be referred to child protection authorities ?

These mind-altering drugs being given to kids for "ADHD" are extremely destructive to their health - just read the packaging the drugs come in. This draft even lists some of the side effects - sleep disturbance, crying, repetitive movements, slowed growth (height and weight), abdominal pain, restlessness, gastrointestinal disturbance, headache, dizziness, and cardiovascular effects such as tachycardia, palpitations and increases in blood pressure.

Per the draft  "There is no one single known cause of ADHD."  From other sources I have read, there are no medical tests that can be done to show the "disease" even exists.

This "guidence" is extremely destructive. Please take any action need to prevent it from being adopted.



Page reviewed: 14 September, 2012