posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 11:59 PM
The Perfect Storm
The cause of ADHD from an ADHD perspective. Why are so many children on psychiatric medication? The answer lies in a systematical breakdown of
institutions, and perfect storm of corruption, medication, family, society, and sleep. A perfect storm of variables is causing this, and the children
are just showing symptoms of sickness that doesn’t rest with them, it rest outside the child. The doctors are just fixing the symptom with drugs and
the society never addresses the underlying problem.
The Hyper, Tired and Depressed
There are two distinct problems going on here, one is Hyperactivity and tiredness, the other is depression. The depression is America’s self esteem
problem caused by our children going to school in a jail like setting. I have seen first hand the abuse children have to put up with, everyday of
their school lives. I must stress mental abuse, it is systematic. Nothing is ever done about this because there are just too many students per adult
or teacher. These are the kids who snap like the columbine shooters, others grow to adults carrying wounds from their American school experience they
never recover from. If an adult were to treat a child the way the school system allows by default other children to treat other children, the adult
would be spending twenty five to life in a state prison for child abuse.
Depressed Child Causes
Failure of parents and/or officials to curb such abuse
Like any worried parent you take your child to a doctor, your doctor explains your child is depressed, and writes a prescription for a powerful
psychiatric medication. This is treating the symptom of the depressed instead of the cause of the depression.
Hyperactivity is caused by several key factors. These factors are large classes, lack of stimulation and individual attention, physical exercise,
homework, and sleep. Sleep is a huge factor when children show behavior problems, especially junior high, through high school. Children and young
adults need a great deal more sleep then they get. I would sleep around twelve hours a day at that age and could sleep more. These kids when sleep
deprived go on hyperactive rampages, and act out uncontrollable. The more tired they are the more hyper they will act. The school system is designed
around adult’s schedules and not children’s. The large amount of homework and full schedules forced on them by over achieving parents leave little
time for the proper amount of sleep and recreational activity. These children are not little yuppies motivated by greed to have such a burden forced
upon them, their kids.
Children diagnosed with ADHD are very intelligent and imaginative. They require lots of attention, and there is nothing wrong with them. They need to
burn off energy, and this play time is needed for growth and balance. Children are waking up at the crack of dawn, their parents are getting them
ready for school, the child then goes to school all day were he/she is sitting at a desk most of the day. The child is then expected to go home and do
the required two hours a day of homework. By the time he gets home and does all this it is well into the evening, and no time for the child to be a
kid. Why don’t the adults try and go to work eight hours and then come home and work another two hours, five days a week. Do you think you would get
burned out? I would point out schools are getting rid of physical education altogether due to budget restraints.
Other institutional problems are the school curriculums; they are stuck in age of the past. Today’s kids are high tech, and learn by a more hands on
approach. These children grow up with all this technology and then go to school, where the school is behind almost twenty years. This causes school to
be boring and unenlightening. Once the child becomes bored he/she will act out, and become a behavior problem. The technology problem is societal; the
society is greedy and self centered. The government can spend trillions waging war but the schools get hardly anything. The parents are not much
better obsessed with possessions and the appearance of wealth, failing to donate technology to help out were governments have failed.
Hyperactivity & Tiredness Causes
Lack of recreational time
Outdated school system or technology
Lack of personal attention
As a concerned parent you take your child to a doctor because of the behavior problems. The doctor treats the symptom of hyperactivity with powerful
psychiatric medication, never addressing the cause of said hyperactivity.
In conclusion the problem is not the children. The problem is the system and the parents who collectively are equally as guilty.
[edit on 5-3-2007 by rich1974]
[edit on 5-3-2007 by rich1974]