posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Pigraphia
reply to post by sting130u
The number affected seemed a bit off, but I wonder if that was globally.
It could also be counting all the spectrum disorders.
Such as those who have mild Aspergers like me, or OCD.
I've learned to deal with them since they are mild but other people have it much worse than I do.
I'm actually very happy with helping those with impairments.
After taking care of my Father who had Alzheimer's I find it very hard to watch TV shows, read books, the news, or read news papers when they deal
with Alzheimer's patients.
If we can even improve their lives 10% it would make the patients and their families suffer much less.
I hope we make serious strides in that department.
Yes, perhaps it does need to be more specific. I am told I have OCD and ADHD, which explains some things, but at the same time it is what makes me me.
Who determines the brain disabilities/disorders/impairments? I understand the obvious, but tell someone they have OCD over small things seems more
like a financial gain to me, maybe I just like things clean and closed.
My ADHD stems from my learning disability, which is dyscalculia. They did nothing in school to address this problem, and if you take time to wiki it
you will see how much of a problem it can be.
We see kids acting normally and the parents are led to believe by teachers and doctors that their children has a disorder, be it ADHD, ADD, OCD, PTSD,
hyperactivity, and many others.
It's really hard to say who has these disorders, but if someone doesn't like the way you are, they will label you. I believe its all about money.
That is not to say there are serious cases out there, but 2 billion a year? My ex-wife had all these disorders until a came to psych exam to try and
get her son back. She passed just fine when she wanted to. But for 5 years she used it as a crutch. Think she will be removed as a statistic?