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To: TurboZamboni

While I do believe some children are naturally overly hyperactive (not that it is a disease) I’ve always been skeptical of ADHD. The methodology for diagnosis is so loose that any child under the right conditions can be labeled diseased or increasingly it is disabled. I know of a mother who is just not a very good parent who managed to get both of her boys labeled disabled because of ADHD. I feel bad for the two boys and it pains me that so many kids suffer because of their idiot parents.

Its also very clear that far too often ADHD is used as a way to define maleness as a disease since boys are far more likely to demonstrate behavior that fits the list of symptoms and since teachers are mostly women many who don’t have children of their own they don’t have the context nor the incentive deal with boys from homes that lack discipline and stability when they can just recommend they be drugged.

I personally believe the advent of the increase of behaviors labeled “ADHD” is a product of modern broken homes where boys don’t have fathers that act like fathers if they see them at all nor do they often have mothers that behave like real Moms if they are even there. If they are lucky they are raised by a grandmother that has some sense but the problem with that is if the Mom isn’t a good Mom the likelihood that the grandmother isn’t an enabler is low. We also have the advent of the two parent working families where kids have less interaction with their real parents and less clear stability with kids being bounced around from event to event and care giver to care giver.

ADHD I believe to a certain point is just an excuse to drug young boys and neuter them to fit a leftist progressive society not that I believe it is purposeful as much as a symptom of leftist progressive ideas related to feminism and the general feminization of maleness in America. Expect this to get worse with the lgbt and feminist agenda in schools. The deviants are already being elevated to special status while those boys that have normal male drives are being demonized more frequently.

11 posted on 05/25/2013 8:32:42 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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There is a difference between a normal toddler's antics and those of a child with ADHD.

1. Constant climbing — even when instructed not to do so.

2. Continuous movement, such as bouncing a knee constantly, the inability to sit without squirming, or restless feet, accompanied by frequent needs to get up and move around.

3. Running and moving so quickly that it results in serious injury, such as stitches, even after having been told to stop.

4. For 4-year-olds, an inability to hop on one foot.

5. An inability to play peacefully with others, and the occasional show of a level of aggression that requires removing the child from a situation.

6. Being louder and noisier than fellow playmates.

7. Often befriending strangers with little caution.

8. Showing unusually low fear in situations that can lead the child into danger.

9. The inability to focus for more than a few minutes without losing interest.

10. Refusal to participate in an activity that requires the child's attention for more than a minute or two.

There are safe and effective treatments without drugs (including special diets) that can help manage these symptoms.

16 posted on 05/25/2013 9:11:12 AM PDT by Liberty Wins
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