Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry Sky. ADHD is very real. It's genetic. My mother has it, I have it and 2 of my 3 kids as well. Growing up was a real chore. To control the body
with the mind. Now a days they put the kids on drugs. How are they going to learn to control themselves? They wanted to up our daughter drugs and we
told them NO! Personally I'd go drug free but I'm not the only parent in this house.
Another story. ADHD is nothing more than diet. A study in southhampton England I think showed that additives added to childrens food produced
hyperactivity in the child within an hour of uptake. This is the same thing as what you people label ADHA (a mass scam to sell children drugs instead
of running around in the playground like normal kids). These food additives were mainly food colorings made artificially. Exactly what is in every
kind of childs food nowadays.
I highly doubt that you have ADHD and rather just fed a load of crap as a child. If anything it was your parents fault for allowing you to consume
large quantities of sugary, processed, artificial foods.
Ritalin and Concerta have been two of the main drugs prescribed to many a child especially in Canada and America. They have been proven not to affect
this so called ADHD at all in the long term and if anything cause reliance on chemicals to change a child rather than let the child be natural and
ADHD was ascribed to a growth problem within the brain where it lagged behind b approx three years or so. This particular diagnosis for ADHD was based
on a case of around 35,000 MRI scans of childrens brains. Those suffering "ADHD" had a slower growing brain cortex being that full thickness develops
after around 10.45 years for a ADHD sufferer compared to a 7.45 year normal child.
So if this is the case how can a ADHD sufferer aged 5 be diagnosed with ADHD when his/her brain cortex is not fully grown by that age and can be
slower compared to another child as two children do not grow at the same rate.
ADHD was a Pharmaceutical advert for Selling Drugs to children in order to test the affects of subduing children. The idea was sell, sell and then
sell somemore. This is all about money and controlling our children through BS meds. How do I know. If any of you read my very first few post on ATS
you will know that behind my views on homosexuality, religion and people in general I am a registered and qualified Psychologist with full
prescription privileges. You will also know that I worked for the US department of Health and the UK NHS in mental Health.
I studied ADHD as part of my thesis in UNI and I have seen roughly 400 children in 4 years whose parents were told (by stupid and uneducated teachers
as most are) that maybe their children suffered from ADHD. I found none to be suffering from ADHD or ADD and therefore prescribed a diet and excersie
plan much to the enjoyment of their parents and dismay of their teachers and fellow idiots.
In my opinion ADHD does not exist in the way people hear it being described in the media. I have fully told you above what ADHD really is and how you
would know if you have it or not. MRI scan and measurement of the thickness of the brain cortex. This though medically debated by different countries
Health Departments but in North America you are all fed more BS than anywhere else. In the UK we tend not to use Counseling and Therapy for every
little child problem and we use drugs as a last resort. Well the educated do. Anyway in the UK each MD practice run by the NHS has a budget so doctors
tend to use the route of mediacation as a last option if possible.
We ahve had our difference intrepid but take my info and check it with a REAL doc and get you kids some real advise and stay clear of medication for
ADHD related issues. There is NO paper test to confirm ADHD and if given one by your Doc tell him/her to go f*** themselves. ADHD paper tests are
controlled by the companmies who sell the damn meds. FACT!! The drugs prescribed for ADHD or the ADHD that most people think it is are completely
untested to the level needed. The researchers do not know what is true and what is not as test are inconclusive. I have a child. I would not drug her
up for any reason. I am anti drugs of most sorts. Especially the ones for children as no real testing can be done, unless you volunteer your kid for
trials which again there is not enough research material to use and no one would do that...would they?
edit on 053030p://f16Wednesday by sassyncute because: late and many grammatical errors