Skip to comments.ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many children are just immature, say scientists
Posted on 03/09/2016 9:44:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is vastly over-diagnosed with many cases simply immature children who are the youngest in their class. [ ]
Around three to seven percent of British children are believed to have ADHD, about 400,000, with many being prescribed drugs to try and improve their concentration at school. [ ]
Now a study of nearly 400,000 children between four and 17 years old in Taiwan has shown that the percentage of youngsters diagnosed with ADHD significantly changes depending on month of birth. Where just 2.8 percent of boys born in September have the condition, the figure jumps to 4.5 percent in August, rising steadily over the school year. For girls it rose from 0.7 to 1.2 percent.
The authors say that many cases may be caused by teachers comparing the behavior of more mature children to those of youngsters who are up to a year younger.
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Yeah, but “immature” just doesn’t bring in the big bucks.
I’ve had ADHD my entire life....
I’m outta here...
“I don’t know what to do, doctor. My boy acts like such a child!”
Toss in excess sugar in the diet of most kids as well.
A lot of them are just kids!!!!
More often than not it is corn syrup rather than sugar.
“ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many children are just immature, say scientists”
They need more extracurricular access beyond futbol.
I wanted to do something to help kids with ADD but I lost interest.
Uh oh. This will cause panic in the liberal crowd. Unmedicated children?? They might have to actually be PARENTS and work at raising civilized, educated, disciplined children...
Oh, the left won’t stand for their “abolition of the family” being cut off.
If you can't handle your kids, don't make them. People walk their dogs every day--at least the responsible ones do...
Uh no. Kids are locked in prison cells all day learning how they are destroying the planet from homos.
And that medicine physically alters their brains for the rest of their lives. It is pure evil.
Kids need discipline and some butt whooping, NOT drugs.
How about bringing back recess and letting boys be boys, instead of forcing them to be girls?
hahahahahahahahahaahhaha :) good one, thanks !!
NO ####ING ####!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
really!!!! restless boys!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
we were were all @@@@@ing angels when we were kids.
except for lighting a fire in my garage, ripping knobs off of doors and seeing the neighbors curse..i’ll stop there.
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