If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBC News)   ADHD linked to adult obesity, study fi...ooh, donut   (vitals.nbcnews.com) divider line 8
    More: Misc, ADHD, obesity, child psychiatrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Alex Castellanos, long-term experiment, Ritalin, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh  
•       •       •

1898 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 May 2013 at 9:48 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-05-20 02:35:17 PM
2 votes:
If you think that ADHD isn't real, then change the school system to accommodate kids who are hyper or inattentive--for whatever reason.  Increase the time they have to take tests and reduce the push toward standardization.

What's that? You don't have time? You don't think you can? You don't know how? They told you "no?" Then STFU.

FWIW, I'm still somewhat frustrated at my parents for not getting me on adderall/whatever sooner.  I'd suck at math simply because I'd forget negative signs in 15-step problems and other stupid, piddly mistakes.  My schools designed tests so that I'd only have enough time to finish them before the period ends (and therefore couldn't go back to check my work for such stupid, piddly mistakes).   No matter what I did or what I tried, crap like that would plague me, because I was rushing to get through the stupid things just to finish the test. It drove me nuts with frustration.
The difference was like night and day as compared to now.

You old people seem to want to live in this drug-free utopia, yet you continually bog down your kids with increasing levels of responsibility and competitiveness and expect them to rise to it. You want them to be kids, yet you speed them through to adulthood as fast as possible. OF COURSE we need drugs to be the supermen you want us to be, because you're becoming obsolete and are leaving nothing behind for us--you'll happily spend everything you ever make.

So on behalf of your crotchfruit, if you don't think ADHD is real--at least in the context of the caffeine-fueled, speed-driven, no-inheritance society you've crafted for us--you can feel free to go to hell.

That is all.
2013-05-20 01:41:02 PM
2 votes:

Proximuscentauri: Since all of you KNOW the reality but are covering for your own bad decision by making yourself of your poor kids addicts, should I even bother telling you that 'vagaries of translation' is obvious backpedaling. You simply use more words to describe the concept, idiots.

No doubt you helpless and hopeless addicts will sneer at even THIS link saying it is untrustworthy. You'll say that about any information against your bad decision.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/adhd.asp

Even further, a quote from Jerome Kagan from the same snopes post.

'That's correct; it is an invention. Every child who's not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: "It's ADHD; here's Ritalin." In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don't have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they'll make the corresponding diagnosis.

Oh yea. Glockenspiel Hero, feed your addict kid and try being a farking parent.


If you don't speak German, perhaps you should find a translated page of the original article where the "Dr. Eisenberg admits on deathbed that ADHD is fictitious" came from.

He didn't say that ADHD is a fabricated disorder, but spoke about his dismay with drug companies pushing stimulant drugs and doctors over-diagnosing and overprescribing medications before it being really well-understood and also talked about how actual ADHD cases should be treated with things like lifestyle changes.
2013-05-20 10:42:33 AM
2 votes:

ladyfortuna: 222 people in the study. Wow, what a good sample size of the population! Clearly that must translate perfectly to the ~15 million people who have been diagnosed assuming 5% of ~307 million in the US. Never mind the rising obesity rates across the board, that couldn't have anything to do with it.

/farktards.


The study was longitudinal, not cross-sectional. And they had a control group. And what they found were not exactly tiny differences between those groups.
2013-05-20 10:12:55 AM
2 votes:
A hallmark of the disorder is poor impulse control so the fact that people with ADD tend to overeat or eat unhealthy foods should not be a surprise to anyone.
2013-05-20 01:03:56 PM
1 votes:
Since all of you KNOW the reality but are covering for your own bad decision by making yourself of your poor kids addicts, should I even bother telling you that 'vagaries of translation' is obvious backpedaling. You simply use more words to describe the concept, idiots.

No doubt you helpless and hopeless addicts will sneer at even THIS link saying it is untrustworthy. You'll say that about any information against your bad decision.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/adhd.asp

Even further, a quote from Jerome Kagan from the same snopes post.

'That's correct; it is an invention. Every child who's not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: "It's ADHD; here's Ritalin." In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don't have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they'll make the corresponding diagnosis.

Oh yea. Glockenspiel Hero, feed your addict kid and try being a farking parent.
zez
2013-05-20 12:19:59 PM
1 votes:
that article fit my adhd son so well I started looking around the house for hidden cameras.
2013-05-20 10:21:47 AM
1 votes:

Glockenspiel Hero: Geez, I could do with a little obesity for my ADHD kid.  Stimulants are also appetite suppressants and it's tough getting him to eat enough.  He's rail thin- weighs 20 pounds less than his "little" brother despite being taller


Be careful. I was a ritalin-kid who couldn't put on any fat in childhood, despite eating as freely as I wanted to. My parents permitted it because overeating didn't seem to have consequences then. Puberty kicked in and the skinniness went away, but it's been damn hard trying to re-program my habits and impulses on food.
2013-05-20 10:13:58 AM
1 votes:
Geez, I could do with a little obesity for my ADHD kid.  Stimulants are also appetite suppressants and it's tough getting him to eat enough.  He's rail thin- weighs 20 pounds less than his "little" brother despite being taller
 
Displayed 8 of 8 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report