Most of us have a strong priority for children´s health but some have totally misunderstood one of the major threats they face – approved by societies.
Below is first ADHD discussed but then also more broadly children´s health from a socio-cultural perspective.
One of the largest threats toward children´s health is the increasing use of drugs for children believed ”having” ADHD. See specifically the article in New York Times some month ago ”Ritalin Gone Wrong” by L. ALAN SROUFE in the sub site here.
It is a mystery how pharmacological profit interests can manipulate the medical societies concerning lifestyle diseases in general (lifestyle related diseases should not be treated with lifestyle changes but with pills – who will believe in this?) but in particular for ”treatment” of children believed, actually mostly a non qualified guess – that they need pills. They get better you might say! Yes, some a short time (which is not scientifically evidenced based predicted but for the physician but only by change – not evidenced based research here – not needed, while most pharmacological substances are not even tested at all at children?) but over time they get addicted and the reason for their hyperactive behaviors is not Neuropsychiatric disorder and absence of pills but biopsychosocial stress, where e.g. biological stress can relate to low magnesium which prevent proper functioning of dopamine. Psychosocial stress can relate to others reactions to their lack of capacity to regulate complex hormonal reactions which can have been gradually developed due to wrong food (e.g. too much sugar leading to acidosis, hyperventilation, dysfunctional autonomic nervous systems, … which is not apparently of interests for the medical society – or?
We try not to, without normal economical research support start up a biopsychosocial approach to
1. Do detailed analysis of individuals biopsychosocial dynamic functions/systems/behaviors and
2. From this complex multidisciplinary data try to, together with each individual find out how to tailor the biopsychosocial medicine tools via education and supervision.
3. Validate the process using IBED, Individual Evidenced based Documentation
More info soon!
Children´s health and our socio-cultural impact on health – the concept of socio-cultural medicine
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