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originally posted in:Psykana Librarius
12/15/2013 1:33:41 PM
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ADHD is now a $9B business

[quote]Over the past twenty-five years, diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have skyrocketed to the point where America is medicating five percent of high school-age children — some 3.5 million kids, up from 600,000 in 1990. The New York Times takes an in-depth look at the industry that fueled the huge rise in prescriptions, exploring how marketing turned a once-obscure disorder into a $9 billion business.[/quote] -TheVerge This is sad, obviously some people do need the meds and therapy, but for others it's just a stage of life. When I was 13 I ran around the house beatboxing and stomping my feet, but I grew out of it.
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  • Back in the day, it was called daydreaming, and having an imagination.
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    • Edited by BADMAGIK: 12/15/2013 1:52:26 PM
      This ADHD thing is one of the biggest scams ever and to make matters worse, it's -blam!-ing up kid's lives. All this is is terrible parenting and the flood of bullshit propaganda being shoved down everyone's throats and where the majority of the population is to -blam!-ing stupid to figure it out for themselves. Granted there are some people who have real ADHD, but that's like 1% of the entire population. Real parents are hard to come by now a days as they are too self absorbed with their own selfishness. They sit on Facebook gossiping like they're still in high school instead of being a parent. I have no doubt parents now a days love their children, but I think the majority also see their kids as an inconvenience. Kid throws a temper tantrum; the only thing most parents think of now a days is, [i]"what material thing can be purchased to make the kid stop crying?"[/i] Parenting is so ass backwards now a days, it really is disgusting and pathetic. There is such thing as hyper children. This doesn't mean they have a disorder. Instead of parents actually parenting their kids, they turn to government and whatever other bullshit to solve petty issues. [i]"Help me, help me, my child is acting out. What should I do?" [/i] Doctors prescribe bullshit medication that does nothing for a kid and now the parent is happy because he/she doesn't have to do the job of being a parent. Now they can go back to doing their own selfish personal activities instead of performing the most basic function as a parent, paying attention to their kid.
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      • Haha yea I just live with it. Dont like how I act screw you.
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      • I've always had ADHD. In fact, I still have it.
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        • Back in my day, we didn't need fancy drugs to fix everything. We got by just fine with a little hard work and some WD-40.
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          • I wish these people would stop driving up the price of Adderall. It sucks that it costs so much.
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          • Edited by Forum Shark: 12/15/2013 7:22:49 PM
            Yeah a little story about that... When I was little I used to be on some mad stuff to control my ADHD. (I'm one of the people who really did have serious ADHD.) When not on pills, you could find me spinning in circles, making sound effects, or running without end throughout the house. But these pills, while they certainly stopped all of that, also killed my appetite and turned me into an emotionless loner. I went like that from 1st to 6th grade. One day in 6th grade I said "You know what? I don't need this shit! I can control myself and not have to live so depressed all the time!" And so I threw my last prescription right into the garbage. Fast forward five months, and I had my ADHD very reasonably controlled from constant self-monitoring, to the point where I was hardly even having any impulses escape. I was finally happy and I started to make friends. I was still a little quirky, but I started to really settle into the idea of having people my age that I can talk and hang out with. So yeah. Drugs are bad, mkay?
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            • Well I have actual ADHD. I stopped taking medication as it made me feel crap (being normal)
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