Children Teens Adolescents Medication ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Anger

Many children, teens and adolescents are taking medications for: ADD, ADHD, Anger, Anxiety, sleep disorders and other mental health issues in Phoenix Arizona as well as in the USA.

It is extremely interesting that American children and teens are THREE TIMES more likely to be prescribed psychotropic medications( these are medications that alter perception, emotion or behavior) than children , teens, adolescents in European countries.

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There are a number of hypothetical reasons for these differences: cultural( we believe in the quick fix), marketing( potentially more money is spent marketing these medications). Western healthcare’s philosophy of finding a diagnosis( Insurance companies require a diagnosis) for reimbursement. We could have unhealthier children in the USA….more studies need to be done. European health care focuses on prevention..lose weight.. eat healthy..exercise before you get obese and before you get high blood pressure or diabetes.

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