Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ritalin use in Denmark

Check out this graph on the use of Ritalin in Denmark.

It is in Danish but you can see the statistics. It is odd how this is increasing ever since the pharmaceutical industry started implanting itself heavily in Copenhagen and what they now call "Medicon Valley".

Have the students suddenly become bad or is someone getting in there is a marketing strategy. And the big question is - has the education improved?

As they say in french, a suivre...

2 comments:

MarcOz said...

The link to the image is http://www.laegemiddelstyrelsen.dk/publikationer/fpt/2001/28-1.gif

your link just sends to a page in Danish.

Ritalin Prescription Information said...

My name is Nikki Hughes and i would like to show you my personal experience with Ritalin.

I am 51 years old. Have been on Ritalin for 9 years now. I began taking it for depression after my marriage ended, and also in a misguided attempt to lose weight! I lost about 15 pounds at the beginning, had tons of energy, felt great...but the weight loss stopped within a few months.. I currently feel focused and motivated after I take it and am able to get a lot done. As well as the generic ritalin, I take 6 - 12 Tylenol 1 tablets a day. I know how bad this is, but can't seem to stop for more than a few days. The last nine years seem to be a blur...it's like I have lost those years....I hardly remember anything about them. I find this sad and frightening. I take what my doctor prescribed: three 10mg. tablets a day. I have tried many times to completely get off this drug but I now realize that I am truly addicted to it. If I stop taking it for more than one day I become extremely depressed and have very negative, hopeless thoughts and ideas.

I have experienced some of these side effects-
very irritable when it wears off; sometimes difficult to fall asleep, memory loss, hear music in my head that won't stop.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Nikki Hughes