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To: neverdem

I have zero pharmacology or psychology knowledge but based on my little bit of real life experience, I believe Ritalin inhibits a child’s ability to feel empathy.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 11:04:05 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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We have two nervous systems, the Sympathetic Nervous System which governs Fear, Pain and Anger, and the Parasympathetic Nervous System which governs Love and Pleasure. If a drug is stimulating the Sympathetic NS, then it is hard for that person to experience empathy at the same time. This is an oversimplification, but try Googling those terms.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 11:14:10 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Casie
I believe Ritalin inhibits a child’s ability to feel empathy.

Who gives a rat's ass?

7 posted on 01/04/2013 3:10:44 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Casie
I have zero pharmacology or psychology knowledge but based on my little bit of real life experience, I believe Ritalin inhibits a child’s ability to feel empathy.

Your comment is absolutely spooky to me.

Today, when she came home from school, my seventh-grader named three of her friends, and said these three friends all seemed to "not have any understanding of other people's pain."

One of these three attacked my daughter at a post-Christmas party, kneeing her in the back so hard she had a visible bruise. This one is younger than my daughter by a few years.

13 posted on 01/04/2013 3:07:55 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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