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CX

posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:46 AM
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ADHD 'Is Passed On Through The Genes'


n ews.sky.com

Scientists believe they have found the first evidence that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a genetic condition.

The behaviour of children with the disorder can be explained by differences in the brain rather than parenting skills or diet, according to a Cardiff University study.

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CX

posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:46 AM
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This is very interesting news indeed.

I hope it brings at least some relief to both people who have ADHD and also the parents. Too many times ADHD has been blamed purely on diet and parenting.

I know many parents of kids with ADHD who are very good parents and try their hardest. They also try hard to give their kids a good diet, especially as they have ADHD.

I used to look after kids with ADHD, and i know for a fact that the kitchen used to work hard to provide healthy food for them, being carefull to avoid everything that is supposed to trigger or not help ADHD. We had a ton of staff to that put in place very good parenting techniques, yet the kids still displayed ADHD no matter what we did.

Some even doubt the existance of ADHD, so maybe this will be some food for thought on that subject.

Not that this means there is no such thing as misdiagnosis, i'm sure there are going to be cases where the kids still may not have ADHD, but are labelled as having it.

CX.

n ews.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:54 AM
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"ADHD is passed on through the genes"

"Obesity is passed on through the genes"

"Smokers smoke because of their genes"

"Cancer is passed on through the genes"

In other words: "You are not responsible for your life. Even if you quit overeating, start exercising, tend to your spiritual needs and turn off rapid-fire-images from the mass-media it wont change a thing".


ADHD doesnt exist


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CX

posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 04:09 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
"ADHD is passed on through the genes"

"Obesity is passed on through the genes"

"Smokers smoke because of their genes"

"Cancer is passed on through the genes"

In other words: "You are not responsible for your life. Even with you quit overeating, start exercising, tend to your spiritual needs and turn off rapid-fire-images from the mass-media it wont change a thing".




I understand what you are getting at, but what about when people with ADHD, or the people looking after every aspect of someone with ADHD's life, takes full reponsibility for the areas that are blamed for this disorder?

What about when exercise, diet, parenting and everything else is addressed?


ADHD doesnt exist


Your opinion, just one opinion, which i respect.


CX.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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Once they start owning their life and cleaning up their act, which includes good dieting, positive behavior toward oneself and others, perhaps some kind of spiritual practice or relaxation technique, turning off the tube and then they STILL have adhd...then I guess it is time to look at the genes....



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CX

posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
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Once they start owning their life and cleaning up their act, which includes good dieting, positive behavior toward oneself and others, perhaps some kind of spiritual practice or relaxation technique, turning off the tube and then they STILL have adhd...then I guess it is time to look at the genes....



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Exactly.

These are not just ADHD strategies, but good general parenting skills. Unfortunately too many write them off, claiming they are too busy to implement them or claim they don't work.

CX.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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Well, they could have saved themselves a lot of time and money if they had asked me about the cause and effect. I'm ADD and my son, at forty, is hyperactive since day one. This connection is common knowledge to many folk. So all they accomplished was to nail down the specific genes, I suppose.

So this would be another vote for human engineering. Would I have opted to correct my son's genes to make him normal? You bet! It is a vast understatement to say that his life has always been a mess. But if I were to ask him if he wanted to be "normal," I seriously doubt that he would respond positively. Certainly, I would decline correction for my ADD. It also has caused immense problems all of my life, but what I see in most nomal people is nothing to admire.

The problems of ADD, hyperactivity, etc. is not so much with the individual but with what society wants from its members and the pressures it uses to get conformity or to cause rejection. Am I playing both sides? Clearly, yes, because there is no one right answer on this issue.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 06:59 AM
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I've been thinking America is continuing the Nazi eugenics program, targeting people's genes with the food, water and pharmaceuticals to cause maladies.

So I wouldn't doubt that there is a gene that can activate and cause ADHD, but I wonder what activates it.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 07:20 AM
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My first question is, 'Which scientists?'
Second question: 'Who is paying them?'
Third question: ' Who benefits from this alleged conclusion?'

There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that there is a direct link between ADHD and mercury toxicity - and therefore vaccines.

Mercury toxicity is known to cause the same symptoms as 'ADHD'.

I have little trust in 'scientists' these days, because it is a known fact that corporate interests buy scientists and their results.

As the evidence mounts, there has been a huge amount of pressure, particularly in Europe, against the use of childhood vaccinations containing mercury, because of it's known potential to have very dangerous effects on the neurological system, particularly in young children.

So, perhaps the timing of this new 'scientific' research is a little suspect.

As to who has to gain - the answer is obvious. The pharma-monsters will do anything to peddle their mandatory vaccinations, because that is one of their means of population culling.

So - the results of the research are a win, win for the pharmacriminals. It detracts from opposition to their deadly, poisoned vaccines and creates an increased market for poisonous drugs to 'treat' ADHD.

I smell a pharma rat.

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 07:35 AM
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From: www.vaclib.org...

Children who receive all of the 22 vaccines and 35 vaccinations currently recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are 14 times more likely to become learning disabled and 8 times more likely to become autistic compared with children who were never vaccinated!!

This statement was contained in a Letter to the Editor published in the Autism Research Review International (ARRI) Vol. 15, No. 2, 2001 titled "Vaccination Standards." Bernard Rimland, PhD is the editor of ARRI and is a member of Voices of Safety International (VOSI) a not-for-profit standards development organization that writes standards that improve the safety and health of people, and the environment, worldwide. www.voicesofsafety.com ....."About VOSI".

Now add to that the known horrendous dangers of aspartame:

From: www.naturodoc.com...

"This process of molding the brain continues throughout life, but the majority of growth takes place within 0-7 years of life. During these critical years, if unborn and young children are fed drinks or food containing aspartame, over-stimulation can occur."

From the same site:

"Mary Stoddard explains, "In a letter to the editor and in one article published in the United States Air Force AirMen's News, it was noted that aspartame ingestion causes elevated spiking on the EEG, resulting in grand mal seizures and blackout episodes in the cockpit. Dozens have lost their jobs due to aspartame-related medical problems."

And, specifically on the ADHD-Aspartame connection:

From: www.sweetpoison.com...

Phenylalanine is a hidden danger to anyone consuming aspartame. Most consumers don't know that too much Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and excites the neurons in the brain to the point of cellular death.

ADD/ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders can all be triggered by too much Phenylalanine in the daily diet. If you are one in ten thousand people who are PKU or carry the PKU gene, Phenylalanine can cause irreversible brain damage and death, especially when used in high quantities or during pregnancy. Phenylalanine is 50% of aspartame, and to the degree humans consume diet products, Phenylalanine levels are reaching a dangerous peak."



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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Once they start owning their life and cleaning up their act...


please explain - are you moralizing?

does this apply to other genetic disorders - or just the ones you don't believe in?

:-)



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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This is nothing new. We've already done heritability studies on people with ADHD, as well as comparative fMRI studies between people diagnosed with ADHD and people who haven't been diagnosed. It also makes sense considering that every mental disorder has a genetic component. The problem with this article is that it makes it seem like it is 100% caused by genetics, but in only rare cases such as Huntington's where genes are 100% the cause of a disorder. However, this does not mean like other people in here seem to believe, that it is caused by vaccinations or poor parenting. There are millions of things in our environment that could contribute. Odds are you could do a correlation study with ADHD and any random variable and there would be at least a slight correlation.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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This is very interesting. No wonder my son's behavioral specialist is so interested in my history with ADD, and possibly Aspberger's as well. She was saying they're starting to find genetic links and my son is a carbon copy of me. I've always felt is wasn't a disorder per se, but a different learning style. It's VERY difficult to sit down and listen to somebody explain how to do something, we have to actually do it to learn it, since our minds don't want to stop to absorb verbal instructions. If we are interested in something, we put our ALL into it, and become experts in short order, if we're not interested in something, forget it.

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Diet plays a big part in aggravating a child with this learning style's inability to focus, I believe. Milk is a BIG one, but medications also help. My son was failing every subject last year, no matter how much we tried to sit down with him and help him, admittedly my fiancee is much better at helping him, since I have a hard time concentrating on school work as well. We have him on the lowest dose (we won't go any higher) of Strattera this year, and it really has brought him back to earth. He is able to sit down, and focus on his homework without having to pull his teeth. He hasn't made lower than a B+ this year, and says the medicine fixed his brain, and you can actually have a 2 sided conversation with him now. He's much happier, although he is still obsessed with patterns and orders, which is a symptom of Aspberger's as well as attention issues. That said, I HATE having him on medications, and I wish schools would provide instruction for kids with this learning style (I won't call it a disorder). Perhaps, with more research, they will start to. I hope.

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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ADHD is not a disease. It is just a personality type. At least the way we define ADHD today.

I have several friends who are diagnosed with ADHD, and not one of them is genuinely "attention deficit", at least not more than me. I do not consider myself sick, even though i occasionally have trouble narrowing my focus down.

In USA the threshold to get ADHD medicines is much much lower than here.

Oh the hypocrisy, amphetamine and methamphetamine are illegal bad drugs when taken for recreational purposes (seldomly), but as an ADHD medicine (constantly) they are widely used, and are among the best.

Stimulants tend to narrow down your focus and put on a kind of tunnel vision. Fight or flight. Human being becomes human doing. The perfect recipe to create sheeple.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Let me guess, you're British? Although I agree about ADD not being a disease, I'm getting SO sick of you Brits on here. All you guys do is post how sub-par we are here in the states, and how much better you guys are. Is there anything the USA does right, in your eyes? Anything at all?



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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I have ADHD

I have it something fierce.

The ONLY problem that I was UNABLE to overcome myself was this:

"I can NOT do two things at once, ever ever."

So while I agree a bit with the OP, I am sitting in Skyfloatings court (more-or-less). Even IF it has to do with genes, the "disorder" is so teeny tiny that it isn't really worth mentioning on your "charts".

Here, this says it much better:
(Thank you Skyfloating)

Originally posted by Skyfloating
Once they start owning their life and cleaning up their act, which includes good dieting, positive behavior toward oneself and others, perhaps some kind of spiritual practice or relaxation technique, turning off the tube and then they STILL have adhd...then I guess it is time to look at the genes....


I did all that, and my genes have some holes in the knees. Other than that though, they look great!

EDIT (almost forgot!)
Oh yeah, not sure if this is the "ADHD" or not. But it ALWAYS takes me at least an hour to fall asleep. (That is ALWAYS with very few exceptions.)

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by adigregorio
EDIT (almost forgot!)
Oh yeah, not sure if this is the "ADHD" or not. But it ALWAYS takes me at least an hour to fall asleep. (That is ALWAYS with very few exceptions.)


Consider yourself lucky, I used to not sleep at all, lol .If you really want to see a difference in your ability to sleep, as well as every other aspect of your mental and physical health, try the Paleo diet.



posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
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Let me guess, you're British? Although I agree about ADD not being a disease, I'm getting SO sick of you Brits on here. All you guys do is post how sub-par we are here in the states, and how much better you guys are. Is there anything the USA does right, in your eyes? Anything at all?


I am not British. I was not implying that something is worse over there. I think it is extremely good, that you can get ADHD medicines if you want, i would be extremely pleased if i could get them just by asking, as it is now the process is long, and complicated involving tests and special doctors and psychiatrists. Not because i need them constantly, but because they are enjoyable and healthy recreational drugs [well anything is, compared to alcohol).

I just feel sorry for the ones (the majority of patients taking them in USA) not realizing what those drugs are, and what they do. We are after all talking about potent psychostimulants, and they should not be used constantly.

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posted on Sep, 30 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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My apologies. I made an ASSumption, lol.


I've just had it up to here *holds hand above my head* with all the Brits that blame every ill in the world on us yanks. We all need to stand together against the elitists all over the world who hold us all down.






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