By Bernie on 08 Sep 2012
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Money will always find a disease or problem. When I was a child I had attention deficit disorder (ADD). Fortunately for me, no one had yet found out that there is big money in diagnosing and unnecessarily treating children with ADD, so I was able to grow up without health professionals screwing up my brain with medication, treatment, and therapy.
Yes, there are millions of children with mild attention deficit disorder but so what? Unless your child is banging his head on the kitchen table, you will do better for your child by not putting him on medication. For most children, stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall only help in the short term. As for long term, so far there is little evidence that they improve either the child's school studies or his behavior.
The truth of the matter is that when I was a child in the 1950s there were very few kids being treated for ADD. We have to ask why there are now millions of mothers seeking ADD health professionals for their children. The answer: Money.
Today there are researchers, diagnosticians, physicians, nutritionists, psychologists, neurologists, pediatricians, behavioral therapists, social workers, counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, coaches, and other professionals in the ADD trade all making sure there are enough children diagnosed with ADD to keep everyone employed and making money.
I believe that the problem today is that children are eating the wrong kinds of foods, do not get enough exercise, and do not get enough restful sleep. Take care of these and you may find that your child's behavior will improve dramatically.
Disclaimer: As with all of the information found on my website, it is not intended to replace professional advice or diagnostic service. If you have any concerns about ADD or other health issues, please consult a qualified health care professional in your community. Just be aware that some of the professional advice offered may be more in the interest of furthering the ADD scam than in your child's best interest.
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