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Originally posted by grey580
However if a kid doesn't use up that energy they are going to be unsufferably agitated.
I'm wondering if there's a link between adhd and not enough excersize.
Originally posted by stephanies-chase
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
My brother has severe ADHD and we were raised by wonderful parents. For the OP to say it doesn't exist is ignorant. My brother happens to be the type who NEEDS medication. It is truly amazing to see the difference. Now that he is older, he stopped taking his meds. He is 22, lives with my mother, doesn't work, and weighs nearly 350 lbs. He has gotten fired from every job since he quit taking his meds. I do believe that they are overprescribed however my brother definitely needs them to function.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by LooseLipsSinkShips
Restless leg is a very real disorder. I love how people pick and choose what diseases are real or not. Based on no scientific evidence whatsoever.
It is caused by low iron, low potassium, low vit D, or too much caffeine late at night.
How sad and ignoran that people put so much stock into the medical community and think they have the answer to everything(they are not demi-gods) and there are plenty of things that they don't know about.
New diseases are being discovered all the time. Things mutate, chemicals affect the body and wrack the brain.
But because you have never personally experienced, you base on no scientific or medical experience whatsoever, that it doesn't exist.
[edit on 22-8-2010 by nixie_nox]
If you're thinking"how can he REALLY believe that?
...I thought he was better than that"...
I believe what I said in the OP and continue to do so despite all the "evidence" that Millions of kids are ill.
Originally posted by glitchinmymatrix
Nobody said it was a MENTAL ILLNESS. ADHD is classified as a learning disorder. (Of course, that new category was made up especially for ADD/ADHD.)
So many times I've been on ATS and read threads that start out bashing the pharmaceutical industry then going on to say there is some "magic cure."
Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
I don't believe you believe your own OP
Originally posted by Kratos1220
People are getting so angry with you not because you are presenting an alternative viewpoint, but because you are presenting it as fact without even a single source or shred of evidence. You say ADHD doesn't exist and don't seem to care much about any differing opinion. It's like you're just looking for people to agree with you.
It's your condescending tone that people are taking issue with and your seemingly arrogant approach to this topic.
It's like you are talking down to people. I would also be curious to know what other disorders you don't think are real. How would you feel if you had some kind of medical disorder that you've suffered with all your life and some know-it-all on the internet insisted that it wasn't real and that you were fine. It happens to everyone, it's just the man trying to give you medicine. I think your response would be quite emotional as well just like others have replied to you in this thread
I am not a fan of big pharma just as you and many others on this thread, but I'm not about to go around telling people whom I don't know that their suffering isn't real