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I wonder what the ADHD prevalence rate is here in Korea. I just don't 'see' it in Korean kids, and their parents never unscrew the lid when it comes to pressure.
Is this normal tv viewing? Are we feeding into "I'm special - my kid is obviously sick" mancheuser's (SP?) syndrome kind of crap
reply to post by Xtrozero
Would you mind elaborating on what you see as true ADHD. I'm not opposed to medication in extreme cases when all other options fail. It may very well help acelerate the growth of neural circuitry to catch up with their peers. I can see it being of use for a developing brain for a few years or so. If it's true ADHD, it seems this would be a temporary fix, rather than just giving someone speed for the rest of their lives.
Here's something interesting about MSG in foods....
Decreased Levels of dopamine have been recently linked to ADHD:
The link between MSG and ADHD now becomes even clearer - since glutamate in animal studies decreased dopamine.
In the December 2003 issue the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, it was reported that researchers found increased levels of glutamate in the brains of children who suffered from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In those same children, levels of Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), were decreased.