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Walmart opens door for mental disorder | The Columbus Dispatch

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By now, Americans are used to encountering health-care messages in the mall or grocery store.

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george

Dublin, OH

#1 Sep 4, 2010
Just another way for Big Pharma to get more victims.
Bubba

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Sep 4, 2010
I thought you had to have ADHD to work for Walmart.
Topper

Columbus, OH

#3 Sep 4, 2010
Bubba wrote:
I thought you had to have ADHD to work for Walmart.
Only if you're part of management
Crazy man

United States

#4 Sep 4, 2010
This is good news cause you have to be NUTS to shop there sometimes.

The quality of their own brands has gone down hill so much I stick to mostly

non-edible items. Their profits might be up but it's not the same since Sam

died.

Running Bear
Normal Person

Galloway, OH

#5 Sep 4, 2010
There isn't enough plastic crap in China to get me to shop at Walmart BUT ADHD is a rarer diagnosis than the public is being led to believe. Many of the same symptoms present themselves with highly gifted children and adults, as well. Read the excellent essay "Is it a cheetah?" at hoagiesgifted.com .
the truth

Newark, OH

#6 Sep 4, 2010
To bad the dems don't like wallyland they might find some of the help they need and are going to seek out avter Nov 2nd.
the truth

Newark, OH

#7 Sep 4, 2010
walmart is looking to welcome the left in for help.
Bob

Villa Rica, GA

#8 Sep 4, 2010
Walmart would deliver better healthcare than Pelosi and Obama.
bob

Columbus, OH

#9 Sep 4, 2010
The trouble with ADHD diagnosis is that it also looks a lot like "otherwise normal kid whose parents use the T.V. as a babysitter".
George G

United States

#10 Sep 4, 2010
Nice advertisement for Shire.

"These "awareness centers" are being set up in partnership with Shire Pharmaceuticals, which makes one of the medications approved for treating the disorder."
George G

United States

#11 Sep 4, 2010
Bob wrote:
Walmart would deliver better healthcare than Pelosi and Obama.
Guess we'll never know since the public option never made the final bill, did it?
What a joke

Delaware, OH

#12 Sep 4, 2010
As someone who works in a pharmacy, I can vouch for the fact that a good portion of these kids being treated for ADHD just need the parent to take a second to discipline them! We actually have parents come in and say, "I have custody this weekend so I need their meds so they calm down." The whole mentality is avoiding punishment and just overmedicating these children. A couple of my pharmacy school classmates and I went to one of these kiosks at the Jazz and Ribs festival and were all "highly suspected as having ADHD." It's an absolute joke. There is possibly a small portion of these patients that truly need treatment. Not all.
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#13 Sep 4, 2010
Now if a cure could be found for bozo suporters!
Reader

Columbus, OH

#14 Sep 4, 2010
Normal Person wrote:
There isn't enough plastic crap in China to get me to shop at Walmart BUT ADHD is a rarer diagnosis than the public is being led to believe. Many of the same symptoms present themselves with highly gifted children and adults, as well. Read the excellent essay "Is it a cheetah?" at hoagiesgifted.com .
There are also overlaps with the diagnosis for bipolar disorder. And putting kids with bipolar on stimulants can have disastrous effects.

Even directing parents to their kid's doctor for diagnosis may not be sufficient. With all due respect, pediatricians are not mental health clinicians. And even with an appropriate diagnosis and appropriate medication, it is very difficult to get schools to comply with any of the recommended behavioral modifications.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#15 Sep 4, 2010
Lfod wrote:
Now if a cure could be found for bozo suporters!
There is, but the side effects make it undesireable. They all end up like Lfod.

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#16 Sep 4, 2010
ADHD is just an excuse to medicate hard to handle kids or support parental unwillingness to discipline their kids.
just more people to feed off the disability gravy train..otherwise known as medical welfare.
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 4, 2010
Normal Person wrote:
There isn't enough plastic crap in China to get me to shop at Walmart BUT ADHD is a rarer diagnosis than the public is being led to believe. Many of the same symptoms present themselves with highly gifted children and adults, as well. Read the excellent essay "Is it a cheetah?" at hoagiesgifted.com .
That was always my take on things. What does ADD mean, that you have no attention span to sit and do a boring job or read through a boring book all day? And that's something that "has" to be treated? It seems to me that lots and lots of very successful people have these qualities and that's what makes them driven, creative and successful. The powers that be seem to want to create robots out of everybody.
Reader

Columbus, OH

#18 Sep 4, 2010
bob wrote:
The trouble with ADHD diagnosis is that it also looks a lot like "otherwise normal kid whose parents use the T.V. as a babysitter".
That's one reason that medication alone should not be the answer, and that medication should probably not be the first course of action. But, end of the day, the schools have to be on board as well. Too many expect that any kid who enters kindergarten already knows appropriate school behavior and that those who do not are being willful or lack home training. Gotta teach things like how to line up, get quiet when the teacher raises a hand, ask to go to the bathroom, sit in a seat and don't move without permission. And, end of the day, some kids learn more rapidly than others. Meanwhile, if they make mistakes and are not corrected, not only are they learning bad habits, but all the others around them get confusing messages about what is expected.
Curious George

Reynoldsburg, OH

#19 Sep 4, 2010
ADHD is a neurological disorder...not a mental illness.
Judas Obama

Carlsbad, CA

#20 Sep 4, 2010
Parents, grab your children and run.

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