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The British Psychological Society said in a 1997 report that physicians and psychiatrists should not follow the American example of applying medical labels to such a wide variety of attention-related disorders: "The idea that children who don’t attend or who don’t sit still in school have a mental disorder is not entertained by most British clinicians
Originally posted by LadySkadi
The system may be broke, but there are alternatives and it's a parents job and responsibility to (at minimum) research them. IMO of course.
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupaI simply meant to imply that it was my belief moderators were people held to a higher standard, and who understood that part of "Deny Ignorance" (the site's motto) was presenting evidence for any claim made, rather than assuming your own thoughts and opinions were worth the same as scientific investigation.
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
reply to post by Skyfloating
While I agree that psychiatic drugs (especially those for ADD/ADHD) are overprescribed, it is incredibly ignorant to use this as a basis to claim that the conditions simply don't exist.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
"Blurting" or chronic interrupting are classic symptoms of add.
There are two forms of the disorder/disease, btw. Many many girls are diagnosed with ADD, which is attention deficit disorder, without hyperactivity.
Often times, a child with ADD or ADHD will do something called HYPERFOCUS. Please look up this term and how it applies to the disease/disorder, it explains why someone might think because the child is deep into a video game or deep into a book, they cannot have the adhd! Wrong, so wrong.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
You dont need any research to see that many of the kids labeled as "ADHD" are entirely fine...they're just not interested in sitting in a chair and shutting up for 7 hours straight.