ADHD is a flavor-of-the-month illness, a fad diagnosis, which just an excuse for bad behavior.
Medical literature has described ADHD for hundreds of years. In 1902, pediatrician George Still described a group of children who were hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive. Unfortunately, he described that ADHD is a medical disorder and labeled these children as “morally defective.”
ADHD is over diagnosed. Every child who acts out is placed on Ritalin.
ADHD affects approximately 6 percent of the population, while less than 2 percent receive treatment. A recent article in the Journal of American Medical Association concluded that there was no evidence that ADHD is over diagnosed in our society, and child psychiatrist Peter Jensen from the National Institute of Health found that less than one in eight children, who met the diagnosis for ADHD, were taking medication
ADHD is only a disorder of hyperactive boys.
Many people with ADHD are hyperactive. The non-hyperactive group is often ignored because they do not bring enough negative attention to themselves. Many of these children, teenagers, or adults earn labels “lazy,” ‘unmotivated ,” or “not that smart.” Moreover, females have ADHD in almost the same amount as males, yet are diagnosed four to five times less often.
ADHD is an only a minor problem. People make too much of a fuss about it .
ADHD is a lager societal problem:
• 35 percent never finish high school (25 percent repeat at least one grade).
• 52 Percent of untreated teens and adults abuse drugs and alcohol.
• 19 percent smoke cigarettes compared to 10 percent of the public.
• 43 percent of untreated hyperactive boys will be arrested for a felony by age 16.
• 50 percent images of inmates in a number of studies have been found to have ADHD(75 percent in on study).
• 75 percent have interpersonal problems: untreated ADHD suffers have a higher percentage of motor vehicle accents, citations for divining without a license, and suspend or revoked licenses.
• They also have more visits to the emergency room.
• ADHD is in every country where it has been studied and in the same proportions.
• Poor parents or teachers can certainly make ADHD symptoms worse, but ADHD is largely a genetic disorder. ADHD behaviors often make even skilled parents and teacher appear stressed and inept.
ADHD is an American invention, made by society seeking simple solutions for complex problems.
The harder any people with ADHD try; the worst things get for them. Brain-image studies have shown that when people with ADHD try to concentrate, the part if their brains involved with concentration, focus, and follow directions actually shuts down-just when they need it to turn on.