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To all those people claiming ADHD was created by Big Pharma to sell drugs you're missing one important key piece of information. ADHD has been around under one name or another long before we had a psychopharmacological treatment for it. For example Sir Alexander Crichton wrote of a condition he called mental restlessness in 1798 which pretty much matches ADD to a T. In the modern era we have George Still clearly describing ADHD in 1902. Big Pharma must be an insidious one indeed to create a disorder before they even existed.
The damn thing shows no physical sign in scans or imaging of any kind. There is no way a scientist can look at the mind of an ADHD "victim" and tell it apart from a "normal" mind.
Of course its fake. And it has been argued by leading doctors in various fields for some time as being fake.
Of course everyone diagnosed with it, and then drugged up- will argue it is real. it is not.
And those downing pills to "fix" this fake problem are simply throwing reality out the window and buying big pharma another house, boat, car, at the expense of feeling like a victim to biology.
There has never been, and never will be, a test that shows a physical difference or disruption in the minds of ADHD/ADD folks.
Why? Cus its a fabrication created to hustle and move drugs. Nothing more.
Sadly they will continue to pump our children (and unsuspecting and accepting adults) into thinking they have a special problem that drugs can only fix. Its sad really…but hey, when 90% of all your friends "brag" about their condition as they swallow more and more pills to fix what is not broken, you end up telling this to a blank-eyed wall that has no interest in what is true…they just want to feel like a victim and accept that they are mentally broken.
Swallow some more pills…get those people rich!
It's real, however it's more about the environment we live in and the rising creative potential and energies among youth today.
Our school systems are boring as hell, and humans need a stimulating environment to put their energy towards. At school, you're expected to study this boring stuff for 8 hours a day, so your energy builds up and doesn't go anywhere. Instead it comes out in unnatural ways (although I guess that's what naturally happens), causing kids to act out, and not being able to focus. I used to have this problem, but NEVER when something was stimulating and interesting. Instead, I would have like an enhanced attention span, and ability to think, when I would focus my attention on something interesting.
Kinda like when you are in solitary confinement and you lose your mind.
That's how I feel anyway.edit on 7-1-2014 by Cows11 because: (no reason given)
A comedian works well too. I found a lot of my symptoms were simply a result of every adult I interacted with talked out of their ass, talked down to me as a kid, and made life miserable.
Once I purged the seriousness of the world everything came into focus.
Life: Serious business. (Apparently)
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This "theory" has been brought up in other threads on ADHD. Unfortunately it fails to account for the fact that we have a number of other treatments that don't involve amphetamines. For example how do you explain the success of Strattera in the treatment of ADHD?