For more information, including links to the scientific evidence base for the statements in this video, as well as further resources: /
Anna Lembke’s book has more information about this topic. “Drug dealer, MD: How doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it’s so hard to stop”: G
Anna Lembke’s Stanford University biography: O
Forbes describes anxiety as a useful, adaptive human response.
A Scientific American article about ADHD as a helpful and adaptive human response. /
Mad in America gives a comprehensive overview of ADHD and the effects stimulant medication have on the brain. It also links to research studies about the benefits and risks of these drugs. You can find it here: /
Allen Frances MD was the chair of the task force that created the DSM-IV (the bible in psychiatry). He wrote a feature article for HuffPost, 5
, criticizing ADHD diagnosis and excessive use of stimulant medication.
Ritalin (methylphenidate), Concerta, extended release methylphenidate, Adderall (amphetamine), Strattera [atomoxitine hcl], Strattera [atomoxitine hcl], Vyvanse (“lisdexamfetamine”) and Dexedrine (“dextroamphetamine”).
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Note: This video is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. It is possible to be seriously injured by abruptly stopping psychiatric medication. Withdrawal effects can be severe, disabling, or even fatal.
Video edited by Daniel Mackler