Concerta ADHD Ad

Of all the examples to use for an ADHD medication ad, I thought the “before” symptoms were terrible. I’m not ashamed to admit I did all of those things at one time or another (not in the same sequence). But then again, teachers tried to tell my mother I had (what used to be known as) ADD. Whatever. People these days call it ADHD. I call it being a normal kid. (Side rant: Teachers these days don’t want to deal with disciplining children in school when they misbehave or act out of turn so they recommend medicating them as a way to keep them docile and under control. And parents go along with it since they feel it will make their lives easier at home too. Not to say that some children don’t legitimately suffer from ADHD, but based on casual conversations I’ve had with a few people, it seems as though the number is rising.)

Below is a photo that I snapped of a Concerta ad which recently appeared in Shape magazine followed by 2 pages of side effects and indications. (Click on the picture to view its full size.) Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.

Concerta ad

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7 Comments

  1. Ana said,

    February 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    After reading this ad every parent will think their children are sick.
    This is appalling!

  2. Ana said,

    February 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I have something for you:
    http://justana-justana.blogspot.com/2009/02/inspirational-2.html
    Hope you like it.
    Love,
    Ana

  3. Gianna said,

    February 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I don’t know if you know since you don’t mention it but Concerta is simply extended release Ritalin otherwise known as SPEED.

  4. ali` said,

    March 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    i hate this

  5. Luanne said,

    December 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I dont think medication is the best way to help a child with ADHD. There are other approaches such as therapies that have better effects on a child who is suffering from ADHD. Go seek professional help to explore other options aside from these medications.

  6. April 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    hola soy de honduras y mi hijo tiene el tdah y aki en honduras el medicamento es muy caro y las personas de bajos recursos no podemos comprarla ysi es muy buen medicamento pra el tdah

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