Do you think ADHD is a real disorder?

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Do you think ADHD is a real disorder?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    37.0%
  3. Not enough science to support it

    18.5%
  4. Nah - the kids are just bored

    11.1%
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    Personally, I don't think it is, but think the behavior is caused by boredom which in turn is caused by too much stimulation of kids these days...

    They go from video games and TV to boredom and therefore are not required to use their own imagination to go out and do things..

    Additionally, in-class adhd-like behavior - I think - comes from having a boring-ass teacher..
     
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    ...and kids who aren't disciplined enough to know right from wrong behaviour.
     
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    Yes, but it's over diagnosed. You're both right for the vast majority of kids. For those where it's real, there are signs from the get go.
     
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    I used to teach martial arts, and I had a kid who was diagnosed with ADD.
    Even took meds, but within 3 months of "tough love" and a little focus
    training he was off the meds and on the honor role. I'm a firm believer in
    discipline in this matter.
     
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    discipline will set you free
     
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    one of my biggest concerns with the 'illness' - it's treated only for symptoms...there's no medical evidence of something being different. Also, there's no indication somebody HAS the problem, yet is asymptomatic.

    :(
     
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    Actually there are differences on EEG. Has to do with the firing of synapses.
     
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    So would you say it's more of a "behavior"?
    Not pickin, just curious cause I think so.
     
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    I've seen real cases, and there is a HUGE difference in thought patterns, behavior and many other things. I've seen the kids who need a kick in the ass too, usually all it takes with them. I think under stimpulation is a problem too, kids parked in front of a tv from birth until school tends to cause a delay in certain areas of brain function.
     
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    So are we saying chemical inbalance here???
    Lack of necessary (for lack of a better word) brain usage at an early age???
    Poor parenting???
     

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