Well, how many of them are diagnosed with true ADHD? Stacy.
At 03:01 PM 11/21/2002 -0700, you wrote:
Dan R Allen wrote: --- This very subject came up in a meeting I attended recently, and a statistic was thrown out that I found rather shocking: 40% of missionaries from North America are supposably on Ritalyn. Has anyone else heard this? --- Jim: It seems more likely that this report is conflated with other legitimate concerns. It is widely reported that Ritalin is popular for prescription drug abuse on college campuses. "http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/children/01/08/college.ritalin/" I would need to see more substantive information sources to think that Ritalin would be so widely prescribed for young missionaries. And based on my own observation, I seriously doubt that illegal drug use is a widespread problem among Church missionaries. Dan: The comment wasn't made in the mode of abuse/illegal use, but the belief that a large number of missionaries are reporting to the mission field with pre-existing prescriptions, and that it might be playing a factor in where missionaries are assigned (the assumption was that the drug and prescriptions are easier to maintain/fill in NA.) I do know that it is heavily prescribed, whether justified or not I can't really say. It was brought up in a larger discussion about the number of people in the ward suffering from depression, and the church's change to being more supportive of people using drugs to overcome it. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// --- Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.399 / Virus Database: 226 - Release Date: 10/09/2002
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