It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Vicodin
The officially ADHD Term does not exist and should not exist, they label it as a Decease, and thats totally utterly BS.
Diagnosis is only dependent on a psychiatrist's observation of a child's behavior and whether or not it fits the norm.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Everybodys talking about the big "Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder" that has now become a "worldwide Epidemic". If a child cant sit still all day, if it cant suppress its natural urge to play and move, the child is labelled "mentally ill". If a child is unwilling to be indocrinated by boring and useless information all day it is labeled "mentally ill". And then medicine is prescribed, parents asked to accompany their child to a therapist, weird treatments developed and Billions of Dollars wasted because the child wont CONFORM to the collectivist indoctrination-centers we call "school".
How ridiculous is that? If you show a kid "suffering" ADHD something interesting and relevant, he/she will get interested. If you let the kid move a little more, play a little more, enjoy a little more, it will get relaxed. Maybe a bit less ultra-violent-video-games and rapid-movement movies for the six year old. Maybe a bit less sugar for the youngster. And get some Humor into the classroom for goodness sake. As a teacher you need to look at the kid before you look at the Schoolbook. Too many teachers are underpaid and undereducated, staring at books and curricula instead of making a heart-to-heart connection with the kids.
Its not active, energetic and playful kids that need curing, its the deadbeats who think it is an illness to be alive.
[edit on 21-8-2010 by Skyfloating]
Originally posted by PsychoX42
reply to post by Jay-morris
Well unfortunately, I am acting like a broken record.
Here's what we DO know about ADHD.
1. It is a VERY recent epidemic.
2. There are NO available tests that is used to diagnose it.
3. It is an inexact science
4. It requires the usage of hard psychotropic drugs which influence the seratonin levels in the brain. By the way, shouldn't it be an exact science if we are going to prescribe drugs that permanently manipulate brain chemistry?
5. The drugs prescribed for ADHD are ritalin, adderol, etc. And these drugs not only have permanent effects, but, have side effects and withdrawal symptoms similar to that of coc aine and heroin (seratonin)
Many kids who take medications such as ritalin and seratonin also have to take anti-depressants to counteract the side-effects of such drugs. (such as: prozac, Zoloft.)
7. Over one million or more kids are misdiagnosed with this illness due to the lack of research and the foolishness of parents and the medical industry itself.
I'm sorry, but, until this becomes an exact science...every diagnosis of this "disease" is a misdiagnosis.
Originally posted by Matthew Dark
reply to post by Skyfloating
ADHD doesnt exist!
I've been saying that for years.
Just too much sugary cereal and television.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
But chemically restraining a child unnecessarily and without absolute justification, is not the answer.
And of course I know that teachers don't write prescriptions....doctors do, and parents have them filled.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
And again: Im not saying suffering doesnt exist, Im saying that "ADHD" is the wrong label leading to the wrong "solutions", in at least 80% of the cases.