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View Diary: A Reflection on Mental Illness from a Former High School Teacher (140 comments)

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    The United States accounts for approximately 90 per cent of the manufacturing and consumption of Ritalin. As a teacher, I KNOW there are children abusing these drugs.  


    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning in October 2004 about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior (suicidality) in children and adolescents treated with SSRI antidepressant medications. In 2006, an advisory committee to the FDA recommended that the agency extend the warning to include young adults up to age 25.

    National Institute of Mental Health

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