Canadian Newspaper Investigates Health Problems of ADHD Meds


The Toronto Star‘s investigation of ADHD meds has revealed 600 cases so far of Canadian children “suffering serious, sometimes fatal side effects suspected to have been caused by ADHD medications in the past 10 years.” The government agency that monitors these adverse reactions, however, does not alert the public and allows the industry to police itself.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].