Horizon – Pill Poppers
Yet another Horizon programme popped up on our screens last night. Although nothing new to me I was left outraged and deeply saddened by its contents.
I was outraged to learn from a professor that all of us are in the spectrum of ADHD – I know what she was trying to say but thats still a very disturbing statement.
I was outraged that 6 million people in the UK are taking statins, and the cholesterol level target we now need to reach has been lowered.
I was outraged that the drug companies are making a CURE for female sexual dysfunction when it doesnt even exist.
I was outraged that a drug initially meant as treatment for severe erectile dysfunction was prescribed or got hold of by people who don’t feel they are “normal when in fact they are.
I was saddened by yet another child taking Ritalin and students using it to be more clever before exams.
6 million people I assume have tried diet and lifestyle changes before taking statins.
Men with erectile dysfunction I’m assuming take high doses of garlic, ginko biloba, and zinc to get them functioning again.
Children with ADHD I’m assuming have an amazing diet fully of omega 3, fibre, no additives, preservatives, caffeine and refined sugar.
Women with sexual dsyfunction I assume aren’t juggling work, career, kids. Let’s give them one more thing to worry about – as if they havent already.
The slow creep from family GP to prescription writer was starting to emerge.
Do you know I’m so outraged that I think I’m veering heavily towards the upper spectrum of ADHD – someone get me a pill…………