Skip to comments.ADHD diagnoses in U.S. children rise 53% in the past decade, CDC data show
Posted on 04/01/2013 11:51:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
One in five high school boys and 11% of schoolkids overall have received an ADHD diagnosis, according to new data from the CDC. The data also shows two-thirds of children diagnosed with ADHD are prescribed stimulants like Adderall (above) and Ritalin. About 6.4 million children have received an ADHD diagnosis at some point an increase of 16% since 2007 and 53% in the past decade.
One in five high school boys and 11% of all schoolkids in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Two-thirds of kids who are diagnosed are prescribed stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, the data also showed.
The findings come from a cellphone and landline survey of more than 76,000 parents between February 2011 and June 2012.
ADHD is characterized by difficulty paying attention, maintaining focus on tasks and controlling impulsive behaviors. Other symptoms include frequent daydreaming, squirming or fidgeting, and talking out of turn. It is usually diagnosed in childhood, though it can continue into adulthood, and boys are more frequently diagnosed than girls.
The American Psychiatric Association estimates in its current diagnostic manual that 3 to 7% of children have ADHD, though other studies have calculated higher rates. Children's health experts reacted to the new CDC data with surprise and concern.
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It’s an EPIDEMIC.
American Boy Disease...
Could it really be a problem with the children...or.....
Nah, progressives are never, ever wrong.
Although he SUPPOSEDLY cannot stay focused in the classroom he CAN and DOES spend hours playing video games.
Its a problem with the teachers not wanting to deal with run of the mill kids acting up behavior.
So lets drug them during their “Wonder Bread Years” and then when we take them off the drug they can become “Adam Lanzas”.
When we were assigned in Panama in the late ‘80s, the DoDDS school system in Panama employed a “prescriptionist”, who prescribed Ritalin for virtually every kid (read “boy”) who ever acted up or talked in class. My wife was a substitute teacher - she couldn’t believe how many boys in each class had to have their pills every day.
But then the kids will cry uncontrollably. Then they’ll go into school, tell someone their mom/dad hit them, then the kid gets taken away from the home. All according to plan.
It is a manufactured disease, and the CDC has no business tracking it, just like they do for spousal abuse as a disease, home weapons as a health danger, etc.
They are now under a program to publicize this because the government will be using ADHD and it’s prescriptions as a reason to deny one of these children the right to own a firearm when they get older.
A Pill is easier than Parenting,
just get the boy diagnosed with
Absent Dad/Husband Disease and you’re all set
for your extra “me time”.
...and then use that as reason to take away our 2nd Amendment rights.....
O.K. I was in born in 1940. I cannot remember ANY of my fellow classmates that I would consider outside the “normal” range. I was aware of a few children with Downs Syndrome. I had a cousin with M.D.. I knew an adult neighbor that suffered from epilepsy. There was an elderly lady that lived a couple of miles away that would wander her neighborhood and talk to herself. By the time I got to high school, there were a couple of not too bright kids that had repeated a couple of classes. If they were ADHD, that would be a couple out of hundreds.
My question is to all the old teachers out there. Where did they hide all these ADHD kids back then?? That was pre airconditioning and in the South, they would never have survived living in the attics and we didn’t have basements.
Don’t forget, school districts get increased per pupil aid for children with diagnosed conditions.
Not that administrators would be tempted.
When our son was in 3rd grade, the school counselor said he had ADD. As we were leaving that meeting, Mr. M asked how many kids were diagnosed with ADD. She said 49% of boys to which Mr. M replied, then its normal. We had hi tested. Seems he was gifted. Our son made it clear however that he would not be singled out and put in any program so we made him do extra work and kept on his case. He still fought regular school and now at 33 will tell you he probably was/is ADD. I diagnose it as genius with faint Aspergers and somewhat savant.
More like a Social Security Disability epidemic. (I think they get $700/month per child for ADD kids.)
It’s sadly perfect.
A world-class scam that is going to blow up in our faces.
Exactly! Do not ever trust these people with your children. It is a bunch of bologna. There is no such thing as ADD or ADHD. It is unicorn for the communists who need to destory all that is good in the USA.
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