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pgd
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26 Nov 2010, 12:28 pm

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21.8% Increase In ADHD Diagnoses In Kids In 4 Years In USA
Medical News Today - (November 2010)
9.7% of children aged between 4 and 17 years had at some time been diagnosed
with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2007, up from 7.8% in
2003, a 21.8% increase, according to data published today in the CDC's (Center
for Disease ...

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Agree? Disagree?

What would account for such a big increase of 5% a year of ADHD over a four year period = 21.8% increase?

Do you feel that 9% of American children were born to be on stimulants/alerting agents/amphetamines for ADHD?

This is simply a natural part of Mother Nature's/Darwin's plan for evolution in the USA/God's will so to speak?

Other?



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26 Nov 2010, 12:52 pm

It is over diagnosed by people who are frequently not even remotely qualified to diagnose it. Way to many folks wanting to over-medicate certian childhood traits away.



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26 Nov 2010, 2:19 pm

it is over diagnosed, but also under diagnosed (especially in girls).

Also, not all kids with adhd need to go on medication. I'm being tested for ADHD (inattentive type) so, I did a lot of research on it and kids with straight add don't need stimulant-like medicine because they aren't really hyper, they just have trouble focusing.



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26 Nov 2010, 10:09 pm

Radios, Black & White TV, Color TV, Cable TV, VCR's, Satelitte TV, Surround Sound, Heavy Metal, Computers, Cell Phones, Pornography, MP3 players, I Pads, I Phones, 24 Hour News Cycle, High definition TV etc.

The evolution of technology bombards the human senses, and we become addicted to the adrenaline not realizing the effect on the health of ourselves or our children.

Constant bad or good stimulation eventually will wear any living thing down and/or change the way it thinks and behaves. Especially, if you are experiencing it with no physical movement to burn off the adrenaline.

I think many of the people born 40 or 50 years ago that are now diagnosed with aspergers might have symptoms of low functioning autism if they were born today.

I couldn't complete sentences until I was four years old, but managed to cope with the demands of life with high functioning autism and adhd. I can't imagine being born today and having a chance of a successful independent life.

I think we are the canaries in the coal mine.