Source: The Telegraph
quote: ADHD isn't like cancer, it's difficult to diagnose.
quote: Yeah great parenting advice there, my father thought he could just "slap" the ADHD off me, it didn't work out so good. Punishing a child for something he has no control over is just abusive. Mentally more than physically.
quote: ". They've never cried themselves to sleep at night from the shame and frustration of failing over and over, knowing they gave their best effort and it wasn't good enough.
quote: So I don't know, maybe if you don't know what you're talking about, just shut the fuck up?
quote: Not that I encourage abuse of children, but this worked quite well for pretty much the entirety of human history. Sure it didn't work on everyone, but the number of people displaying this behavior was a heck of a lot lower.
quote: Psychology has not progressed to the point of being a hard science, results can't be verified unless there are biological markers, at which point you are moving out of psychology and into biology, which is a hard science.
quote: You had this struggle growing up because you'd generally rather be doing something else.
quote: Its not because you take medication, its because you like debate. Quit feeling sorry for yourself.
quote: First off, I'm not on the meds. I probably SHOULD be on the Adult ADD medication however, but that's a choice I've made. Obviously the hyperactivity has passed in my adult years, but the difficulty focusing on tasks and concentrating never went away.
quote: Nothing against you personally
quote: Frankly I'm tired of it being used as get out of jail free card anytime one of them does something wrong or can't handle life like everyone else.
quote: National Institute of Mental Health
quote: And frankly I'm tired of sanctimonious asses with no medical or psychological credentials who believe their opinion defeats 30 years of research and expert opinion. It must be nice to be smarter than thousands of doctors, scientists, and psychologists.
quote: Many types of autism, also can be verified chemically therefore it has a strong basis to start with.
quote: Physiology and Neuroscience are hard sciences, they can not only make a claim they can back it up with hard science. Perhaps the day will arrive when ADHD and/or Aspergers has some hard evidence behind it.
quote: Look you're full of shit, give it up. This thing exists, and it's going to take more than your opinion to convince me.
quote: The mainstream scientific consensus is that, as with other mental illnesses, there's no blood test or brain scan that proves an individual has ADHD. The disorder instead is diagnosed via a checklist of troublesome behaviors, including impulsivity, daydreaming and forgetfulness. What makes the diagnosis particularly difficult, Hinshaw said, is that those behaviors all fall within the normal range of human behavior. People with ADHD are simply farther out on the spectrum, and, often, enough so as to wind up in constant trouble. In addition, symptoms typical of ADHD can also stem from other illnesses or injuries. Swanson said scientists are probably years away from a biological test for the disorder, though the new study is a step in that direction.
quote: Our imperfections are important to the evolutionary process.
quote: The only way your logic works is if people with abnormalities that cause a deficiency are not allowed to pass on their genetics to any offspring. Somehow I don't think that will be very popular with the masses.
quote: ...to let parents "stack the deck" to ensure their offspring have the best chance they can give.
quote: In reality if background checks like that were made illegal then there wouldnt be the segregation you see in the movie.