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(NBC News)   Study finds number of kids with ADHD jumps 24% in past decad...BUNNY RABBIT   ( vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line
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2013-01-22 08:18:34 AM  
5 votes:
Kids shouldn't be using performance enhancing drugs.

It's like our classrooms are full of Lance Armstrongs.
2013-01-22 08:35:58 AM  
4 votes:

greenbowlpacker: ADHD - Made up by the drug companies, for the drug companies.


yeas... all illnesses that require treatment are. Just one huge 'Big Pharma' conspiracy. All of it. Especially asthma, MS, paranoid schizophrenia, autism and cancer. The only true illnesses are Gay, Islam and Texas Holdem Poker.
2013-01-22 08:43:20 AM  
2 votes:

Tanthalas39: I think the whole "bunny rabbit" and "something shiny" joke has really, really run its courseSQUIRREL!!!


ftfy
2013-01-22 08:35:17 AM  
2 votes:
How many kids with ADHD does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Wanna go ride bikes???
2013-01-22 08:33:26 AM  
2 votes:
The simple fear of living in a trailer house when I grew up cured my ADHD.
2013-01-22 09:29:12 AM  
1 vote:
Attention spans are lower in a world with an abundance of stimuli more engaging than one's expected tasks.

/film at 11
2013-01-22 09:03:29 AM  
1 vote:

DON.MAC: steverockson: I took her to a recommended psychologist in Tulsa. They performed a battery of tests. It took an entire day. When the report came back I wasn't surprised to see that she had ADHD, in her case she really didn't have the HD component so it was somewhat masked. It was determined that she learned best by listening, not reading, but she was so easily distracted that anyone tapping a pencil or shuffling their feet would destroy her concentration.

Did the same thing (except it may have been at Moore) in 1977 or so.  I don't think ADHD was there at the time. My mother loved having a label and my father said I was a geek (in different words) and decided to fill in the educational gaps and I was building my own computers from scratch a few years later.  I am still a geek.


You got tested way back in 1977? Wow, I didn't even realize they knew about it back then. I guess the meds are a new development though.
2013-01-22 09:03:09 AM  
1 vote:

TheGreatGazoo: I was diagnosed with ADD and put on Dexedrine. The pediatrician I had would basically bump up the prescription every time my mom asked (pretty much every visit). Every time that happened I would be up for a week. Well, I might finally fall asleep at 5 am, then have to get up at 6 am. Then they wondered why I couldn't pay attention. Gee, really?

Funny how when another doctor freaked out at the dose I was on and after 4 months of weaning me off of it under the supervision of a neurologist I managed to get two engineering degrees.


So uh, how many decades of pills are we talking here?
2013-01-22 08:38:11 AM  
1 vote:
I think the whole "bunny rabbit" and "something shiny" joke has really, really run its course.
ows
2013-01-22 08:35:03 AM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Kids shouldn't be using performance enhancing drugs.

It's like our classrooms are full of Lance Armstrongs.


bunch of nuts they are
2013-01-22 08:29:27 AM  
1 vote:

Glockenspiel Hero: Sigh- I see the trolls are out in force.

As a parenttroll to a severely ADHD kid, let me just say
1) It's real
2) It's a condition you're born with: it's not caused by (junk food|too much TV|Dr. Spock parenting|etc)
3) The drugs are a requirement to function: we'd much rather he never have to take another one.

You may now continue with your trolling

2013-01-22 08:27:45 AM  
1 vote:
oblig
Click play and stop whining!
2013-01-22 08:25:19 AM  
1 vote:

Glockenspiel Hero: Sigh- I see the trolls are out in force.

As a parent to a severely ADHD kid, let me just say
1) It's real
2) It's a condition you're born with: it's not caused by (junk food|too much TV|Dr. Spock parenting|etc)
3) The drugs are a requirement to function: we'd much rather he never have to take another one.

You may now continue with your trolling


spinarecipe.com
2013-01-22 08:24:53 AM  
1 vote:

csnake24: "ADHD" is something made up by doctors to placate parents who are no longer allowed to punish their kids because the law says it's illegal. If we were still allowed to smack a kid once in a while when they did something really bad, they wouldn't be the unholy terrors you see that get labelled with this imaginary syndrome. As for the *rare* few that may actually be legitimately affected by something, it's more likely to be some kind of brain damage causing it.


tl;dr
2013-01-22 08:21:35 AM  
1 vote:
ADHD sells pills. It's a boom time for the pharmaceutical multi-national conglomerates.

The only way to treat a kid with ADHD, is to diagnose a kid with ADHD.
2013-01-22 08:14:48 AM  
1 vote:
ADHD - Made up by the drug companies, for the drug companies.
2013-01-22 08:12:52 AM  
1 vote:
Done in one!
 
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