Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involve a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. Many people in the realm of the ADD/ADHD ‘disorder’ have some interesting things to say about it:
“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” according to Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” in his last interview he gave before his death at age 87 in 2009.
– The ‘Fictitious Disease’ Called ADHD.
Renowned children’s health expert Dr. Lendon Smith, who passed away several years ago, was really one of the pioneer physicians in effectively using nutrition and dietary interventions to help relieve the symptoms of ADHD for decades.
“It is too bad psychiatrists have failed to recognize that if a stimulant acts as a calming agent, then they must shore up the flagging enzyme that is under-producing. This all fits with the damage that we have done to the top soil. It is washing and blowing away and with it, the magnesium. The psychiatrists have made ADD/ADHD a disease, like pneumonia.
It is actually a syndrome due to a defect in the screening device of the brain. I understand that since they had made it a disease they can be compensated for treating it. Another rule they have used: ‘If the Ritalin works, they need it.’ Sort of like a Ritalin deficiency.”
One in five American teenaged boys have been “diagnosed” with this “disorder.”
‘It highlights the consistent increases in ADHD diagnoses since 2003’
But it gets worse; according to the CDC’s study, the percentage of U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 years who have been labeled with the diagnosis rose to a mind-boggling 42 percent between 2003 and 2011.
We know the food choices of most children — and adults — today are incredibly poor. How can you possibly expect a child to have normal behavior if he is fed refined grains, sugars, processed foods loaded with chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients, and juices and sodas instead of pure water?
It is virtually impossible to have a healthy functioning brain when the proper building blocks to develop or maintain a healthy brain are not being given!
Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/the-fictitious-disease-called-adhd/#t5OwOe26AdGbIU2f.99
How the American School System May Be Promoting ADHD Diagnoses
“A study, published by the Child Mind Institute, states there might be another incentive behind the rise, and that is the financial benefit to schools. Many schools, especially those where the tax base is much poorer… rely heavily on federal funding to operate.
Long before NCLB was enacted, many of these districts had already enacted ‘consequential accountability statutes,’” which penalized a school when children failed; however, often scores for children diagnosed with ADHD are not counted… thereby helping to ensure the passing test scores of the class as a whole.
Video Resources on ADD/ADHD: