Many kids with ADHD not getting required meds

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By Charnicia E. HugginsNEW YORK - While many people believe that too many children are being treated for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder these days, a new study shows that many children with the ... Full Story
DUH MOMENT

Winnipeg, Canada

#106 Oct 1, 2012
AJ Gunne wrote:
It would be interesting to discover the funding source for the research. Please post the funding source(s). Thanks!
PHARMA is the source who else?
DUH MOMENT

Winnipeg, Canada

#107 Oct 1, 2012
FUCKOBAMA wrote:
ADHD is a FRAUD. This only exists to sells drugs!
Its vaccine injury dumbo
DUH MOMENT

Winnipeg, Canada

#108 Oct 1, 2012
the genuine marc wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah and the Moon is made of cheese.
My boys would love to live with you for a week. I'll pay the fare to your hick town.
Lay a finger on either and you are dead - hillbilly redneck yankee!!!
Go get a girl, work out what a penis is really for, have some kids than chat about life you t*sser.
They are vaccinated right?
Dumbo

Saint Charles, MO

#109 Oct 3, 2012
Looks like most blogs say work & love your children & they won't need drugs to survive life . The AMERICAN population is such a joke in general & this proves most parents getting a high on TV - MOVIES - BEER - DRUGS - GIG'S - & that GOOD GOOD SEX FEEL have no parental responsibilities & really don't & can't handle children. Being a parent requires a brain and most parents are BRAINLESS in general .Isn't it a shame the most educated ,powerful ,richest in money & resources country in the world can't raise a child to become a responsible & productive adult to carry there name into the future with pride !
Scooter

Brooklyn, NY

#110 Oct 3, 2012
Hiiiii
Ray James

Elche, Spain

#111 Oct 3, 2012
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The Da Vinci Trait and The Da Vinci Gene

The personality trait which leads to ADD/ADHD is a great thing but our society has not traditionally honoured those with this gift. Because 9 out of 10 people do not have the Da Vinci trait popular opinion and culture tends to be intolerant of the Da Vinci temperament and the Da Vinci's general approach to life. Da Vinci's are full of spontaneous ideas and behaviour. so, as you might expect, Da Vinci's are generally condemned or ashamed for their new approaches or their spontaneous actions, no matter how right they may actually be. If this condemnation and shaming is internalised by a Da Vinci child, it generally leads to myriad personality or behavioural disorders. One of the most common disorders developed is ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder) and also known as ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Some others of note are depression, narcissism, anxiety oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder and addiction. That does not mean that if you have the Da Vinci trait, you must develop a disorder, but chances are if, in your formative years, you were exposed to environments hostile to your Da Vinci temperament, you probably have developed at least some traces of so called "neurotic tendencies", or what today is commonly called ADD/ADHD.

ADD/ADHD is basically the negative expression of the Da Vinci temperament - generally the symptom of a frustrated and out of balance Da Vinci. If you are a Da Vinci and you have not cultivated yourself in a way that is compatible with your natural Da Vinci temperament, you will most likely have developed Attention Deficit Disorder......THIS IS CURABLE.

ADD/ADHD is the result of not working to your strengths when you have the Da Vinci trait. ADD ADHD is the other edge of the Da Vinci Gene's double edged sword. With the Da Vinci Gene you will either be 'in the flow" with your natural brilliance or you will be struggling to fit in, trying to be like the other 90% of the population called "NORMAL" - YOU ARE NOT "NORMAL". You have a choice, let go and be brilliant with grace and ease, or struggle your whole life just to be mediocre. ADD/ADHD IS THE DIRECT RESULT AND SYMPTOM OF REJECTING YOUR BRILLIANCE. ADD/ADHD comes from forcing yourself to behave in artificial ways, instead of just being YOU. YOU - with the activated Da Vinci gene - basically have no choice....be brilliant or suffer from the symptoms of ADD/ADHD along with the potential to develop many other disorders like depression, addiction, narcissism, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder.
jnystrom

Sylva, NC

#113 Oct 3, 2012
Sherri Rhode Island wrote:
I honestly believe that medication isn't always the answer either. But I am home schooling my son who is 10 now because of this and he is still having difficulties concentrating. I can't get him to sit and do one paper by himself. He get's so overwhelmed. I don't know how to help him be more independent in his work.
I believe that self esteem may play a role in his frustrations as well, but again I don't know how to help him. I love him so much and I try so hard to talk to him, but he never wants to talk about what's on his mind. I don't know what to do.
I have considered medication, but would rather try ANYTHING else! Any ideas?
Have you ever thought about neurofeedback??? I turned away from the meds and am using Playattention. It works! All the new studies out have made the correlation between ADHD and neuro disorder and I definitely agree. Think about the cost of your meds, the coaches and therapy and this program will make total sense. I now have a relationship with my daughter, I am now her coach and our whole family is finding peace. It has not only changed her behavior but it has also changed my entire family. I just cannot say enough about it. Yes, you do have to put your energy into it instead of relying on medication but guess what? The energy you put into your child using a tool such as this will not only re-energize you and your family but will allow your child to live, learn and lead a happy life.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#114 Oct 4, 2012
ADD ADHD Hogwash wrote:
Crazy God Bless you
I agree wholeheartedly.
We refused to follow the trend that drugs our children into submission. We used our God given parenting rights and skills to properly raise our children.
I cringe each time I hear a mom or dad praising their childs behavior while they are under the influence of add/adhd medications. It turns them into silent little robots. It totally kills their spirit and desire to interact with the world on their own.
My sons aggressive ADD traits landed him a 6 figure job because they liked...and needed a go getter in their company. Take that to the bank! He thanks us daily for sticking behind him during his younger years.
Someone mentioned self esteem! Sure, lets teach our kids that they are different and can't be normal unless they take a drug. Then praise them for not interacting with the world in their own way...talk about killing their self esteem. The kids esteem began to suffer as soon as mom and dad decided to drug their child.
Each of my children use their so called 'Figity' personality to tackle the problems of their daily lives. Their special, aggressive personalities have also made them very, very successful now that they are out on their own.
Heres the bottom line...
ADD/ADHD does not exist. These kids simply perceive and interact with the world differently. If parents fail to recognize that, they are failing their children miserably. Some of are laid back, some are aggressive, some are in between. These kids are no different.
Consider this list of names...
Albert Einstein
Galileo
Mozart
Wright Brothers
Leonardo da Vinci
Walt Disney
Winston Churchill
Henry Ford
Jules Verne
Alexander Graham Bell
Woodrow Wilson
Thomas Edison
Gen. George Patton
Agatha Christie
John F. Kennedy
Werner von Braun
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Robert Kennedy
Gen. Westmoreland
Eddie Rickenbacker
Gregory Boyington
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mariel Hemingway
George C. Scott
Each of these people either were diagnosed or exibited the classic traits of ADD/ADHD. Imagine if they had medicated themselves and killed their creative spirits????? This world would be a very different place for sure!!!
The Mental Health Industry picks on dead people of royality and notoriety to substantiate thier misleading position on ADD/ADHD. There is No science to the Mental Health Industry. There is no medical model. There is no evidence based medicine. There is no test for chemical imbalance of the brain to give arguement of any mental disorder. The APA admitted lying on the issue of chemical imbalance in 2007. Further, there is no imaging device to determine a defective brain.

The Mental Health Industry is based on hearsay and is a threat to the health and welfare of any society using pharmacutical mind drugs. mj
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#115 Oct 4, 2012
Psychiatry: An industry of death

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Psychiatry No Science

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#116 Oct 4, 2012
The ADHD Scam and the Mass Drugging of Schoolchildren (Transcript)

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#117 Oct 4, 2012
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

----------IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance. 9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and (ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance §300.24 Related services.(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.(9) Psychological services includes-(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures; (ii) Interpreting assessment results; (iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning; (iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations; (v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and (vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.---------Continued
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#118 Oct 4, 2012
Psychiatric Diagnosis: Too Little Science, Too Many Conflicts of Interest [i]

Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.

Harvard University

Snip:

The Concerns

There is a lot of pain and suffering in the world, and it is tempting to believe that the mental health community knows how to help. It is widely believed, both by mental health professionals and the general population, that if only a person gets the right psychiatric diagnosis, the therapist will know what kind of measures will be the most helpful. Unfortunately, that is not usually the case, and getting a psychiatric diagnosis can often create more problems than it solves, including a lifetime of being labeled, difficulties with obtaining affordable (or any) health insurance (due to now having a pre-existing condition), loss of employment, loss of child custody, the overlooking of physical illnesses and injuries because of everything being attributed to psychological factors, and the loss of the right to make decisions about one’s medical and legal affairs. The creation and use of psychiatric diagnosis, unlike, for instance, psychiatric drugs, is not overseen by any regulatory body, and rarely does anyone raise the question of what role the assignment of a psychiatric label has played in creating problems for individuals.[ii]

The Problematic History

These serious limitations have not prevented the authors of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), sometimes known as “the therapist’s Bible,” from making expansive claims about their knowledge and authority and wielding enormous power to decide who will and will not be called mentally ill and what the varieties of alleged mental illness will be. The DSM’s current edition is called DSM-IV-TR, and it was preceded by the original DSM (in 1952), then DSM-II (1968), DSM-III (1980), DSM-III-R (Third Edition Revised)(1987), DSM-IV (1994), and DSM-IV-TR (2000). The DSM-V is currently in preparation and slated for 2013 publication. Each time a new edition appears, the media ask whichever psychiatrist is the lead editor why a new edition was necessary, and like clockwork, each editor replies that it was because the previous edition really wasn’t scientific (Caplan, 1995). And each time a new edition appears, it contains many more categories than does the previous one. For instance, DSM-III-R contained 297 categories, and DSM-IV contained 374 (Caplan, 1995).

I served as an advisor to two of the DSM-IV committees, before resigning due to serious concerns after witnessing how fast and loose they play with the scientific research related to diagnosis (Caplan, 1995). The DSM is widely used, not only in the mental health system, but also in general medical practice, in schools, and in the courts. I have been involved since 1985 in trying to alert both therapists and the public to the manual’s unscientific nature and the dangers that believing in its objectivity poses. Since then, I have watched with interest a national trend toward gradually increasing openness to the idea that psychiatric diagnosis (A)is largely unscientific,(B)is highly subjective and political, and (C)can cause untold harm, ranging from the patients’ lowered self-confidence to loss of custody of children to loss of health insurance (because any psychiatric label can be considered evidence of a pre-existing condition) to loss of the right to make decisions about their medical and legal affairs.

More of this article:

http://awpsych.org/index.php...
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#119 Oct 4, 2012
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

Pasted from < http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv... ;

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.
Pharma Maims Kills

Winnipeg, Canada

#121 Oct 4, 2012
_brian wrote:
lazy parents wanting their brats drugged up so they dont have to deal with them is all this is...same old same old
I guess your a victime too.
Pharma Maims Kills

Winnipeg, Canada

#123 Oct 5, 2012
_brian wrote:
<quoted text>Learn to spell bozo.
Learn to be a decent human being bozo.
comment

Collinsville, IL

#124 Oct 5, 2012
_brian wrote:
lazy parents wanting their brats drugged up so they dont have to deal with them is all this is...same old same old
You never quit do you Brian? You don't have the slightest idea what you are saying or talking about.
I pray to God that you never had children. What kind of parent would you have been to a child with special needs.
You call them brats and if I was a betting man I would suspect you would figure out a way to get rid of them!
Its BRIAN not BRAIN

Winnipeg, Canada

#126 Oct 5, 2012
_brian wrote:
<quoted text>So you drug your adhd kids?
Translation: DUH!!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#128 Oct 7, 2012
_brian wrote:
<quoted text>So you drug your adhd kids?
I don't drug her too much. I don't want her to just lay there and take it, I what her to know I was there.
disgusted

Edwardsville, IL

#129 Oct 7, 2012
Where did these idiots come from?
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#130 Oct 7, 2012
Psychiatry: An industry of death

&fe ature=youtube_gdata_player

Psychiatry No Science

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

Pasted from < http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv... ;

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.

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