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jst3p: Pitabred: ADHD/ADD is a real thing. It's also majorly overdiagnosed and overmedicated. A large part of the problem is that we're expecting little kids to just sit still all day and pay attention. Human childhood throughout history has been filled with physical activity... we need it to develop and to grow, mentally and physically. Some more than others, but all of us do. Stripping recess time and PE and such out of schools is probably one of the biggest contributors to the ADHD "epidemic".This. I was a skeptic until I met my girlfriends kid. Now I am sold. She refuses to put him on meds (a decision I support). It takes a lot of work but in his case it can be managed/worked around without it. He is also a very bright and creative. He is frustrating at times but I would hate to see him on meds if it would change him.
simrobert2001: Crolack: Partially True, according to snopes -SEriously? Wow. I'm mildly surprised.
fickenchucker: Certain kids, in low numbers, may need meds, but Jeremy Farking Christmas is the education and medical industry overdoing it. I would bet 95% of those medicated are just hyper and imaginative little boys who had potential ideas medicated right out of them.
Felgraf: globalwarmingpraiser: Most recruiters look at that and think Special Operations. It seems that people who have ADD are hard wired for oh shiat situations./Paramedic.I'm really of the opinion that ADHD is, at least in some cases, a sort of... 'throw back', in a sense? I know in my case, it's not so much a lack of ability to pay attention, as it is a lack of ability *to tune out stimuli*. As a consequence, I tend to be a lot more *AWARE* of everything, but that's not always useful. I think there's a book called "Hunters in a farmer's world" that talks about this theory.
Marshal805: The guy saying this is Bradlee Dean.He's a hardcore Homophobichttp://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/bradlee-dean-has-epic-meltdown -o ver-minnesotas-gay-marriage-lawHe's also BFF's with Michele Bachmannhttp://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/05/michele-bachmann-bradlee -d ean
Fear the Clam: I'm sorry, what's the difference between ADHD and "Millennials" again? Because as far as I'm concerned, they're both labels for fidgety crybabies with no attention span who aren't fit for graduate school.
Diodorus: basemetal: Meh, people like speed, it makes them feel energetic, like they can get more done, like they are more organized.......because it's speed.Adderall doesn't make me feel energetic.
Crolack: Partially True, according to snopes -
mizchief: Oh I can't wait till the day when we look at psychology the same way we do religion today.
Dr.Zom: I would suggest meditation or yoga for high strung kids but I've heard that invites demonic possession.
AngryDragon: Not surprised.For every parent that thinks their little snowflake is inflicted by a terrible disorder, let me say this. Does your teenager have difficulty concentrating? Does he have the attention span of a squirrel? Does he misbehave and rebel against authority? Does he no longer consider you to be top of the food chain in the family? Does he do poorly in school and get into trouble with alcohol, cigarettes, pot, and girls? Do you know what that's called?Adolescence.Either that or your kid's an asshole.
Mock26: No scientific basis (except one tiny clip from a NOVA program about multitasking and concentrating) for any of this, but I blame technology for kids not being able to sit still. All the multitasking that they are doing makes it hard for them to concentrate for long periods of time. Also, watch movies and television shows from the past and compare them today. Today there are a lot more edits than there were 20, 40, 60 years ago. More and more information is coming at kids in shorter and shorter segments and they get used to it. A few years ago a friend of mine was trying to introduce his teenage sons into classic movies and he tried to show them The Rope. He said that the kids could barely sit still after about 15 minutes and they did not make it all the way through the movie. They could not stand it. He blames the complete and total lack of edits as the reason.
Pitabred: ADHD/ADD is a real thing. It's also majorly overdiagnosed and overmedicated. A large part of the problem is that we're expecting little kids to just sit still all day and pay attention. Human childhood throughout history has been filled with physical activity... we need it to develop and to grow, mentally and physically. Some more than others, but all of us do. Stripping recess time and PE and such out of schools is probably one of the biggest contributors to the ADHD "epidemic".
Fissile: ADHD? Oh yeah, my parents called it "ants in the pants".
CruJones: Ask anyone who knows me and they'll say differently./adderall = diet coke//now on Strattera, which works pretty well for me
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