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    Default Inventor of ADHD: "ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease"

    http://www.worldpublicunion.org/2013...s-disease.html

    Holy shit. If this is true, think of all the money pharmaceutical companies have made off a fraudulent disease.

    I often wonder to what extent are there conspiracies like this in medicine...
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    Holy shit. A website entirely devoted to bullshit conspiracy theories reports a deathbed confession ; as originally published by a foreign-language rag which itself has been criticised for lacking objectivity. And for protecting nazi war criminals.

    Here's a fun game for you. Try to find a record of any single other thing uttered by Eisenberg in that interview. You honestly think he dropped a soundbite that significant and nobody cares what else he said? Nobody cares about the context he said it in? Nobody cares about which doctors and politicians were involved in such a massive fraud, or what the fuck we should do with all those horrible assholes who've been diagnosed with ADHD?

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    Bullshit. I know for a fact that ADHD is not a made up thing.
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    ADHD isn't made up, oh fuck no, I've got ADHD (spent my whole life not on any drugs) and all I can say is that it's a blessing, it's not a mental disorder or a chemical imbalance, it's just different, people are different ya know?
    I think medicating and labeling it is wrong, I mean why drug and rid of something that a person can learn to deal with by the time they get to 18?
    Kids are hyperactive regardless, so if you put something like "ADHD" out there, parents are going to doubt and second guess their children as soon as any irregular activity occurs and try anything to get them diagnosed, same with schools (public schools get payments for each child in their school that has it, if their counselors diagnose it and refer them to a doctor).

    There's nothing wrong with "ADHD" kids, I think the way the average doctor deals with it is wrong, you can't just drug something you don't understand, children can have many different types of ADHD (I'm guessing mine isn't as severe, it's only lead to good as far as I know), like for example, the french look at the mental side of ADHD and tackle it with psychiatry. Why can't we do that in other countries? I'm not completely educated in this field, but I'm giving my personal honest opinion.

    I think that as long as a child is brought up with good morale and have a positive influence, then they'll be fine no matter what minor mental "disadvantage" they have. And please don't say it has anything to do with wealth either, I'm Australian and I've lived with a single parent on the pension/centrelink system my whole life. I'm 19 now, a relatively happy person, have a huge social life, and I excel in my interests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SåS View Post
    ... I've got ADHD... not on any drugs... ...Australian ...lived with a single parent on the pension/centrelink system my whole life.... have a huge social life
    Not to be insensitive, but I know a lot of ADD dole kids, and I'm betting your "huge social life" has to do with the fact that you're selling your medication to all your "friends" instead of taking it yourself. Am I wrong?

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    While definitely against the over-use of stimulant medication, I am not sure about labeling ADHD a disorder. On the one hand there will always be people who stigmatize and just think of ADHD patients of uncontrollable freaks who they clearly are not, but on the other hand the use of the clinical label ADHD contributes to the search for solutions and may ultimately (even though somewhat paradoxical) result in people realizing that it is not just an entirely biological disorder but rather a clash between biological and family factors when parents and teachers do not know how to create good learning environments for children that are a little different from what the education system might expect from the standard learner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin View Post
    Not to be insensitive, but I know a lot of ADD dole kids, and I'm betting your "huge social life" has to do with the fact that you're selling your medication to all your "friends" instead of taking it yourself. Am I wrong?

    Hahaha do you really have that kind of prejudice? I don't even get any prescriptions whatsoever, and I definitely wouldn't sell any kind of drug to anybody (especially since I've done some study on how bad these drugs are).
    I probably have a big social life because I've played in bands since I was 14, and always kept an interesting online presence. So yes you are wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldwin View Post
    Holy shit. A website entirely devoted to bullshit conspiracy theories reports a deathbed confession ; as originally published by a foreign-language rag which itself has been criticised for lacking objectivity. And for protecting nazi war criminals.

    Here's a fun game for you. Try to find a record of any single other thing uttered by Eisenberg in that interview. You honestly think he dropped a soundbite that significant and nobody cares what else he said? Nobody cares about the context he said it in? Nobody cares about which doctors and politicians were involved in such a massive fraud, or what the fuck we should do with all those horrible assholes who've been diagnosed with ADHD?
    I didn't have time to check my sources. So it isn't my fault.
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    I mean, it kind of is. If you have the time to make so many of these threads, surely you have the time to do 5 minutes of research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDudette View Post
    I mean, it kind of is. If you have the time to make so many of these threads, surely you have the time to do 5 minutes of research.
    I totally agree with you.

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