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"The report, which found that toddlers covered by Medicaid are particularly prone to be put on medication such as Ritalin and Adderall, is among the first efforts to gauge the diagnosis of A.D.H.D. in children below age 4."

 

Here's the link to the article:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/us/among-experts-scrutiny-of-attention-disorder-diagnoses-in-2-and-3-year-olds.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1

1988-2012: Prozac @ 60mg (with a few failed attempts to discontinue)

Fall 2012: Returned to 40mg after horrid withdrawal symptoms 

Fall 2013: 40mg Fluoxetine, added 150mg Wellbutrin to treat fatigue 

Winter 2014: Attempting to taper (too fast)

April 2014: 9mg Fluoxetine + 37.5 Wellbutrin 

Summer 2014: 8 mg Fluoxetine + 0 Wellbutrin

Late summer/Early Fall 2014: Debilitating Withdrawal symptoms 

Oct- Dec 2014: Panicked reinstatement began ->30mg Fluoxetine 

March 2015->Jan 2021: taper to 20mg Fluoxetine 

Jan 2021 20 mg - Began tapering by 1mg every 2-3 months

December 2022: 9mg

My 2014 withdrawal experience: https://rxisk.org/antidepressant-withdrawal-a-prozac-story/

 

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