Many lives have been ruined because of this and the drugs it spawned. A lot of these kids are so stigmatized, put into ‘sped’ classes, or into classes with some really bad kids and it never wears off.
Many lives have been ruined because of this and the drugs it spawned.
Don’t forget the overall costs to society from excessive taxation to fund the special education requirements, the pensions for the highest density of teachers in the system, and most often overlooked - the loss of revenues from kids who may have grown up to be more productive if they had not been classified as ADHD by greedy/lazy parents and helpless teachers.
ADHD is a progressive dream - government assistance, more unionized teachers, more “disabled”, more government bureaucrats in social services, and future rat voters.
I am also very concerned about the consequences of “big pharma” and modern medicine treating these kids with drugs that may permanently change the chemistry of the brain during development. I don’t anyone understands the true consequences of this.
I have been asking for over 20 years for someone to rationally explain to me why the parent of a “hyperactive” kid deserves a social security disability check. How is it more expensive?