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June 20, 2019 / By Julia
Question: If I were a boy today and I thank my parents for having me when I did , but anyway if I was born five years ago , I'd be a roving target for NEA [ National Education Association ] and the school system . The teachers would have seen me , a little boy with bright eyes who didn't want to listen to their nonsense and their brainwashing and they would have recommended Ritalin for me. That's the kind of world we live in . It's all mind control . It's an attempt to destroy masculinity in America . Understand ADHD is a myth and Ritalin is a conspiracy of greedy drug manufacturers , along with radical feminists , to feminize our boys , to pacify them and turn them into nothings because girls are rarely prescribed Ritalin and thats a fact . See link to see why ADD and ADHD is a myth along with others that are very surprising - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=441304&in_page_id=1770 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/758763.stm http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17503743/ Anyone agree ?
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Gladys Gladys | 6 days ago
My youngest son has ADD without the Hyperactivity or so thats what I was told when he was 6. Early on he had trouble in school and I was concerned. It seemed like he learned in a different way from other kids. Like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole kinda thing. Teachers couldn't reach him the way I could. They put him on Ritalin. In about 2 weeks I noticed how dull he seemed. He was sitting on the sofa spaced out and unable to eat breakfast. This became the norm for him. I no longer had a bright boistery son but a shell of what he was. I weaned him off the Ritalin and never looked back. He still hasproblems but we get through it. He is artistically gifted and excels in writing. His imagination has no bounds. Studies show that boys are more likely to have this disorder along with many other learning disorders. Personally I think the whole thing is made up. They need a title for these problems they don't know that much about so they can categorize it, treat it and package it put it in a neat little box and say done. Ritalin is basically speed that counter acts the speed in their brains. I guess like fighting fire with fire. I have had many calls to conference with his teachers over the years and I couldn't tell you how many times notes were sent home over his talking in class. I think some kids like I said just don't fit in the matrix of the school system. They are not the norm but I know his art teachers love him and the teachers that have read his stories say he has a real talent. Thats good enough for me especially considering the alternative. Bi-Polar disorder runs along the same lines. Many great artists and writers have this disorder but thats another question.
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My youngest son has ADD without the Hyperactivity or so thats what I was told when he was 6. Early on he had trouble in school and I was concerned. It seemed like he learned in a different way from other kids. Like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole kinda thing. Teachers couldn't reach him the way I could. They put him on Ritalin. In about 2 weeks I noticed how dull he seemed. He was sitting on the sofa spaced out and unable to eat breakfast. This became the norm for him. I no longer had a bright boistery son but a shell of what he was. I weaned him off the Ritalin and never looked back. He still hasproblems but we get through it. He is artistically gifted and excels in writing. His imagination has no bounds. Studies show that boys are more likely to have this disorder along with many other learning disorders. Personally I think the whole thing is made up. They need a title for these problems they don't know that much about so they can categorize it, treat it and package it put it in a neat little box and say done. Ritalin is basically speed that counter acts the speed in their brains. I guess like fighting fire with fire. I have had many calls to conference with his teachers over the years and I couldn't tell you how many times notes were sent home over his talking in class. I think some kids like I said just don't fit in the matrix of the school system. They are not the norm but I know his art teachers love him and the teachers that have read his stories say he has a real talent. Thats good enough for me especially considering the alternative. Bi-Polar disorder runs along the same lines. Many great artists and writers have this disorder but thats another question.

Dervila Dervila
Most kids, especially these days, shouldn't be considered ADD or ADHD. The problem is that children have access to too much these days and because of the lack of parent hood and discipline do to a full working family and todays society, Stuff like Adirall and Ritalin are escape goats. Every kid has more energy then needed, its called growing up! Every person learns and thinks differently, thats what makes us all unique and people. Trying to prescribe a drug to stop that is Doctors and Drug companies way of just banking in the loot!!!! The drugs do calm people down, and also helps them concentrate, but......so does eating proper foods and meals, and also watching your diet from carbs and sugars. Kids who also have been prescribed Ritalin have also been known to become very Depressed and also suicidal. Its also believed to be part of a cause of Bi-Polar syndrome along with countless other drugs. I don't agree with the whole trying to conform are young boys into being girly and more woman like. That is more on society on how it tells people what is so called cool and how your suppose to dress act and be according to Hollywood and American Mainstream. And again this also hits on the fact the Children these days have access to too much and are getting lazier and lazier due to it. When I was a kid, TV and Atari/ NES were something you did on Friday night (TGIF)/ Saturday Morning (Cartoons). Everything else was outside scraping knees and breaking bones......you know learning about life as a human and your limitations the hard way. Now going outside is something a kid does when his/her batteries go dead in there Nintendo DS when the Power is out.
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Cameo Cameo
I agree with you about ritalin it's over used... Just lazy teachers not willing to do there jobs right.. They rather not be bothered with an active child.... But I don't agree about it being mainly boys.... I have 2 daughter that are active and I've had teacher ask me if I thought that ritalin would be an idea... I let them know quick that I could make me kids sit and do homework at home that they needed to learn how to make them sit at school... That I wasn't the one with the 4 year college degree in education. but it has nothing at all to do with radical feminists... or feminize our boys.... there are many children that are on ritalin or other meds like it that are females......... now females children and women or very common to be put on meds for depression...... once again that is a medication that is over used..... Doctors handle a few stressfull days, and some tears with medication when alot of times it could be handled with good advice.....
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Alyssa Alyssa
I think you're right. Our life ways mean that kids are more and more constricted to classrooms and testing and conformity and rules. Kids' bodies are made to be moving, exploring, shouting, doing. The more kids fail to conform to desk-sitting and rule-following, the more the system clamps down and the more their little bodies 'hurt'. The same could be said about adult life. I think about how people lived not so long ago, with more activity, more outside work, more body work and I think ADHD and ADD are symptoms of the panopticon. (see Foucault)
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Vince Vince
Let's have fun with this one! I do believe that Ritalin is really overprescribed, and that it has effects that may in many cases outweigh the positive aspects of its function. My son was diagnosed with ADHD, and I knew full well that he fit that model way before the doctors ever were willing to diagnose him. He never took Ritalin, despite the challenges this posed. My daughter was diagnosed as ADD (no behavior problems or activity problems, just non-perfomance at school, not getting work done, despite high intelligence and a compliant nature). My daughter did not do well on Ritalin. She appeared spaced out, as another responder described, and I quickly took her off that sense-duller (for her). I am not a proponent of Ritalin, but I do believe that some people have a lot of success with it, and it may also help people who may not be able to function with no other intervention. I also feel that many people with ADHD are extremely intelligent and need additional input, and possibly a different situation than the normal classroom. (My son , now 24, claims he learned way more from television documentaries and such, than from school - I guess the television producers have to make it more interesting, right?) I don't think the government, teachers, or even most parents are trying to "feminize" guys though because even teachers who have been around the block answer with a resounding, "There is a real problem, here," type of statement. True, our society - kids included, do not live the way they used to. Few farms exist where men work off their energy. People ride everywhere, and rarely walk for the purpose of getting anywhere. How many people swing a hammer, or use an armwrenching hand saw? Teachers struggle to get a classroom in order, (although some seem to have the knack, better than others). I think there is a problem, but I think it lies in many of the exercise opportunities that have changed in our society, and here is the "fun" part: I believe people have so drastically changed their eating habits, that our diet is effecting not only physical health, but behavior, too. There are many books by noted authors, physicians and researchers that have not only suggested this, but site well-documented research supporting it. Due to the fact that things such as this are not immediate in effect, cannot be "measured" in a predictable, laboratory clincal environment, etc. the medical community and drug manufacturers will not accept it. Parents are also much too busy to require their children to eat "healthy". I know this affects behavior and mood in the suceptible individuals, because I witnessed it, firsthand. Sugar: high activity. Certain acidic foods: irritabliity. Fungus promoting peanuts: temper problems, etc. Dismiss it, if you like, and even downright slam it, but for those of us who were around before the books covering these topics fell from popularity due to "greedy drug manufacturers", cause and effect speak loudly. As for boys being prescribed Ritalin more often than girls, my son was not prescribed Ritalin, but my daughter was. Eventually my son was diagnosed as ADHD, but I had too many apprehensions to use the drug. Boys with ADHD act out, run around, yell and hit, etc. They are prescribed something so they can sit in a classroom environment and not disrupt the whole room. Girls, on the other hand, due to their inherantly different responses biochemically, may just be labeled as "stupid", unmotivated, disinterested in learning, disorganized, or inattentive. This does not disrupt the classroom environment, so addressing it is really up the the parent, who may simply think their daughter is just a poor learner. Who is really loosing here? Probably all, but not just the boys! Actually boys may eventually "outgrow" some of the difficulties associated with these peculiar reactions. Girls, on the other hand, may very well go on to be life members of the "underachievement" club; they may well marry "anyone" to just get out of their rut; not hold a satisfying job because they never did well in school; jump from one job to another, etc. Who really looses, here? I think we all do! By the way, I knew there was something different way before my son was near school age, even as an infant. He never slept, cried way more than other infants, ran around more than other boys as a toddler, etc. His behavior problems, activity problems, and other "symptoms" were, for the most part controlled by changing eating habits and also by eliminating certain foods from his diet that caused obvious behavior issues. He remained inherantly curious, and interested in life, just more in control. And yes, he was diagnosed by a well-reputed specialist.
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Vince Originally Answered: Do you think I have ADHD?
uh oh... im most of these things. i dont know what ADHD is, but does it really matter? I mean like, wouldn't you rather not know? What's wrong with daydreaming and finding school boring?

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