All this boils down to is one simple process. As far as ADD and ADHD is concerned, with children it s because the budgets for Phys ED, Music, Arts,
and after school problems are ALL being cut. Kids have absolutely no outlet of creative energies, or healthy mediums to release their energy into.
They have to sit still in class rooms for at least 6 hours a day, with the occasional break being when they get up to go to the bathroom or to change
their classes. How many signs do you see posted where, no biking, no skateboarding, no running, no ball playing are all posted.. I was ADD when I
was a kid, except in the late 70's early 80's, I was put into activities like ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics. I went ice skating, and roller
skating. Kids dont have that anymore.
If anyone knows children, they know they bounce off the walls, its called energy, it has to be expended somehow. And when there isn't anything
healthy to expend it into(especially when they consume foods that are loaded with preservatives and sugar) Theyre going to be crazed. See what
happens when you crate a puppy and then let them out, Youre basically run over in the process.
Another thing is that people have smaller and smaller yards to let their kids play around in, and the city living is really too much to let your kid
just run outside and play. It isn't safe to do that anymore, so therefore, kids need to be supervised CONSTANTLY.
Which brings us to this point. Parents who have 2 that work and support a household is rare nowadays(And completely forget about the whole one parent
staying home and the other working). Most kids are lucky to live with one parent, and that parent has to work at least 50 hours a week just to make
ends meet so they can support housing and food costs. We don'tWORK TO LIVE
anymore it has become a society where we LIVE TO WORK
many times do you see a mom who has just come back from maternity leave, coming back within 6 weeks of giving birth. How does this leave room for
family activities?Or even fresh air?
How does that allow ample time for the woman to recover from her body going through a very hard thing, only to jump right back into the work force,
and run herself ragged, its no wonder why people are always sick, they never get a chance to recover. All too many times you hear, "I can't afford
to take a day off" SO then we look for the magic pill. We don't have time to be sick, or actually seek counselling, or even just hang out with our
family and friends, where we can vent. We are over stressed and forced to breath manufactured environmental air. Being we are stressed, everyone
knows stress is a huge illness contributor. We have to have everything on the go, and no time to live life, If we do, our bills fall behind and we
wind up up to our armpits in debt.
Another point is this, did you notice that friends and most of the other shows on tv are extended to 45 minutes? Its because they now force us to
watch at LEAST 15 minutes of commercials during a half hour show, it's no wonder we have a problem with ADD, between the multitasking and the
commercials, we have very ittle time to actually study something. Our brains are now forced to comprehend things in 30 second increments.
Hey maybe we should sue the advertising companies for making us ADD and ADHD, and yes the prescription requests, by the nudging of Big Pharma is just
plain wrong as well. No I won't ask my Doc about zovirax. Half of these things actually have cures, if you do research you can find it.
PS You may want to follow the link I've provided to read the article on How mental health testing, and medicating in our children is mandated Nothing
like creating more zombies, and using kids as guinea pigsClick here.
[edit on 10/30/2005 by denial28]