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Originally posted by MR BOB
I do wonder sometimes if you should even be a forum moderator skyfloating.
This is a rediculous and idiotic thread with absolutely no research gone into it at all.
the kind of thing i would expect from a newbie 12 yearold kid.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I imagine the two sides sitting in the park.
I think that it is acceptable to question the validity of the thread.
Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by Kyouki
This also made me see the difference between being active, playful and not being to able to pay attention or a long stretch of time like his little sister; being a child, and the boy who was diagnosed with ADHD.
Yes - my daughter was truely ADD - - she couldn't even sit still to watch TV. The only thing she responded to was when Sesame Street did the fast flash numbers.
Her son nicknamed Tigger - - - was just very very active.
There is a major difference. Anyone who's worked with legitimate ADD kids - - knows that.
His school did try to force us to put him on meds. I saw no indication of him being ADD - - - because I knew the difference.
Yes - - it is being majorly over diagnosed and over drugged.
[edit on 23-8-2010 by Annee]
Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa
How can you call yourself "open-minded" and educated if you won't even educate yourself on the process of diagnosing someone as ADD/ADHD?
Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
or, if not the validity, I do think it's fair to ask: what was the intended purpose of this thread?
Originally posted by Gratheil
Untill 7 years ago I held the same belief you have expressed. My thinking was parents who were weak and didnt enforce rules or punishments enough on their children.
Then I met my wife and her daughter....
My first impression was this lil girl was insane and should be locked up.
To me there is a huge difference between ADD and ADHD... ADD is the inability for focus on 1 thing for a protracted time regaurdless of how fun it is. My youngest son has a touch of this, no matter how fun or entertaining something is he will just up and quit in the middle of it and move to something else.
The difference is the H... HYPER.. She was off the charts.. behaviour, manners, mouthy, disruptions at school, throwing hitting screaming.. its a testament to how much i adored her mother that i hung around.
Her mother fought meds for 2 years ( i first met her when her daughter was 6) they tried counseling (what a joke) diet (another joke) and after 2 years of constant battles i said.. meds or im gone.
The change didnt happen overnight.. took about a month of adjusting doses but after that month it was like dealing with a different person. gone was the screaming, hitting, poor behaviour at school and general being a pain.
Kids are kids and some act worse than others, and I think that most schools are way to fast to want to put kids on meds (instead of doing their jobs) After watching this girl grow up (now 14 and off meds) i am a convert and believe in ADHD
[edit on 23-8-2010 by Gratheil]
...we shouldn't be slowing down their brains with drugs to everyone else's level - we should be finding things that are fast enough or complicated enough to fix their focus.
Originally posted by babybunnies
Your daughter responded to fast flash numbers? It's likely then that her brain was just very, very active, and she was simply bored in school because class was too slow and not keeping her brain active enough.
A lot of ADHD kids are just kids with higher level of brain activity than normal, we shouldn't be slowing down their brains with drugs to everyone else's level - we should be finding things that are fast enough or complicated enough to fix their focus.
To share an alternative view of ADHD - namely that such a mental disorder does not exist. Difficult to comprehend that someone might post an alternative view on a website for alternative views, isnt it?