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Always makes me laugh with ADHD. It’s very difficult to define.
Our daughter is hard work and runs us ragged every day. We don’t feed her fizzy pop and chocolate and other food substances with chemicals (aspartame being one) that can send a child loopy. A lot of parents do it though to shut them up and keep them quiet. They don’t realise the long-term effects of this.
I do think ADHD is mis-diagnosed a lot of the time as kids at an early age just want to learn and run around all the time; their brain is like a sponge at an early age waiting to absorb what the world has to offer.
The more sinister aspect is that when parents go to their doctor stating that their kids are ‘hyperactive’ or ‘uncontrollable’ then doctors are all to keen to prescribe Ritalin and other potentially dangerous substances ‘just to keep the child quiet’.
And yet again… the big pharmaceutical companies profit from other peoples’ misery.