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(Time)   ADHD does not exist   ( ) divider line 28
    More: Obvious, ADHD, iron deficiency, stimulants, DSM  
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20397 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Mar 2014 at 4:37 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-03-17 01:16:35 AM  
8 votes:
For those with ADHD, he doesn't say that the behaviors & symptoms don't exist, he says something something you're reading the next post now anyway so whatever.
2014-03-16 10:50:16 PM  
4 votes:
What were we talking about?
2014-03-17 09:25:09 AM  
2 votes:
2014-03-17 08:50:42 AM  
2 votes:

Persnickety: I wonder how many ADHD kids grow up and get diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

I wonder how many people that feel ADHD's a sham think Alzheimer's patients are just old people that aren't trying hard enough to remember stuff.

Stupid farking lazy old people.
2014-03-17 07:36:46 AM  
2 votes:
I blame editing.  No, seriously, watch a TV show from the 1950s or 1960s (except  H.R. Pufnstuf) and then watch one from the 1990s or 2000s, and compare the number of edits.  Watch a music video from the 1990s or later and count the number of times there is an edit.  The minds of young children are being conditioned to "information" being presented to them quickly and in smaller doses.  And when the get older their minds have a hard time hadling anything different.   That is my personal theory, based solely on beer.
2014-03-17 07:14:45 AM  
2 votes:
2014-03-17 06:02:55 AM  
2 votes:
I've taught 1000's of high school students -- and I can definitely say there's a few that exhibited some easily identifiable brain disorder.  If you tried to talk to them 1-on-1, you could actually see their minds wander to just about any and everything.  I've actually wondered if they possessed a mild form of Autism.

Having said that, about 98% of the students diagnosed with ADHD were just dis-tractable with minds that would mature normally if given time (or better parents).  I always felt like these were the most tragic cases.  Their brains were obviously underdeveloped, but the students were drugged into submission -- stunting the growth of their minds (or at least slowing is considerably).

The give-away is if the students _can_ focus on some things, but not school.  For example, I recall a parent telling me their child was ADHD so could not focus on math for more then 10 minutes, and then 30 seconds later telling me their child plays video games for 8-10 hours straight at home.  That's not a focusing issue -- that's a motivation issue.  To be blunt, it's bad parenting.

The weirdest outcome of the ADHD epidemic is how some people have decided that it's actually a gift.  They'll brag about how their ADHD minds are superior to "normal" people because they're better multi-taskers or some bizarre bullshiat.  It's complete an utter nonsense.  Look, if you have ADHD, you're mind is underdeveloped -- you're not the next incarnation of the x-men.
2014-03-17 02:52:30 AM  
2 votes:

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: But if you stop prescribing kids ADHD medications, where am I going to find cheap amphetamines?

2014-03-17 02:36:19 AM  
2 votes:
But if you stop prescribing kids ADHD medications, where am I going to find cheap amphetamines?
2014-03-17 01:22:13 AM  
2 votes:
Whar grafs?
2014-03-17 12:56:35 AM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: I've met a few kids who definitely had something wrong with them

Their parents?
2014-03-16 10:51:37 PM  
2 votes:
Well, this sounds like something I won't be able to stay focused on. Enjoy your thoughtful, well-reasoned discussion, kids.
2014-03-16 10:48:01 PM  
2 votes:
Ok, that may be true, but there are few people I know first hand who are dazzled by shiny objects.
2014-03-17 11:07:35 AM  
1 vote:

cwolf20: It exists for me. 

Tip, I'm not going to say what I look like. Because I'm not as good a driver as people think. Driving several hours is excessively boring even with music. Unless I've got a full blown sci-fi story going on in my imagination.

I enjoy my drive to work, because even though it's an hour each way, it takes no time at all.

I never even remember it!
2014-03-17 09:21:43 AM  
1 vote:

/usually works
2014-03-17 08:38:15 AM  
1 vote:

sendtodave: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Back in my day...

[Kid]: I don't wanna do homework let's ride bikes no wait I want to watch TV let's gogeticecream--

Adult soundly and vigorously beats the kid until he can't sit down for a week without screaming.

[Kid, wiping tears away]: Know what? Think I'll finish that homework now.


[Kid]: I wanna play XBox, no I'm bored Imma play Minecraft now I need to update my facebook I'm goingtogowatchTV--

[Adult]: Oh, poor Ashleigh. Here, mommy will write a note to your teacher telling her you simply can't do any homework. Sit right down and play this new video game I bought you and I'll go make you some gluten-free vegan snacks. And don't forget to take your happy pills.

Now get off my lawn!

Yeah, back in the day, we'd just blame the kids for being lazy.  It's much better to blame people for their illnesses.  Like with "alcoholism."

Stupid drunks.  Stupid lazy kids.  They all just need to be scared straight through trauma.

I like the cut of your jib. It's very Homer-esque. Homer Simpson, that is. It carries a simple truth that everyone can relate to.

Stupid druggies, they need to just stop using drugs.

Lazy kids need to do their work.

Poor people need to stop being poor.

Stupid sexy Flanders.
2014-03-17 07:58:34 AM  
1 vote:
2014-03-17 06:51:59 AM  
1 vote:

maram500: ADD and DHD definitely exist. I've seen it. ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) also exists.

The OOD, however, do not exist...
2014-03-17 06:32:59 AM  
1 vote:

JerkyMeat: Ok, that may be true, but there are few people I know first hand who are dazzled by shiny objects.

He went to Jared!
2014-03-17 05:07:16 AM  
1 vote:
Well yeah it exists. That's why there's a word for it. If there's a word for it it exists. If it didn't exist there wouldn't be a word for it. Duh. Work it out brain guy. You think people are busy making words for things that don't exist? Then how would they be able to make a word for something which could not be described? "Hey come up for a word for this thing that isn't real." You can't. I tried it. You can't make a word that doesn't have meaning. That means it's just noise. That's the definition of the word word brain guy. Look it up. Words can't not mean something. So what you're saying brain guy is that the word ADHD isn't a word. It's not that what is defined by ADHD doesn't exist, it's that the very word ADHD doesn't exist. Are you prepared for this brain guy? Are you prepared to tell American this?
2014-03-17 04:44:37 AM  
1 vote:
A good arse spanking do
2014-03-17 04:42:44 AM  
1 vote:
Lost interest halfway through the first paragraph. I'm hungry
2014-03-17 01:09:43 AM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: This thread will go well.

Focus, people!
2014-03-17 12:44:36 AM  
1 vote:
This thread will go well.
2014-03-16 11:40:06 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: What were we talking about?

Something about attention def--- SQUIRREL!
2014-03-16 11:26:40 PM  
1 vote:
I've met a few kids who definitely had something wrong with them. Hyperactive, inability to concentrate, inappropriate behavior, struggle with authority. These are all normal behaviors of normal kids. But when you meet a kid with the type of behavioral problem that they call ADHD, these are magnified tenfold.

Sure, the doctors are probably overprescribing drugs to kids who don't need them because their parents are no longer willing to be parents and would rather just drug kids into compliance, but having spent time with some of kids who are actually having their quality of life destroyed by their uncontrollable behaviors, I'm not ready to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
2014-03-16 11:24:42 PM  
1 vote:
this should be good.
2014-03-16 10:51:39 PM  
1 vote:

(too long; didn't ride bikes)
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