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    The BIG Lie
    dennisoking posted:
    ADHD and ADD are labels assigned by shrinks and have no basis in reality. In school I also did not pay attention and day dreamed in class because I was bored or just plain rebellious. It had nothing to do with the ADHD/ADD phantom. Teachers and our now socialist government today will blatantly lie to get full control of our children in school and in the home. There is no such thing as ADHD or ADD and has been a fad in recent years as an excuse to manipulate parents and children. My son is autistic and that is real indeed. I have seen and talked to parents who have autistic children and were told that their children have the so called ADHD/ADD label. It is disgusting to see you all manipulated and lied to about your children. The schools and associated "medical" organizations and our socialist government practice manipulation or propaganda to control our children and put parents in continual fear and maintain that fear through government programs of manipulation. I am expecting this post to be deleted by a government or pro-socialist watchdog. This is an example of the First Amendment in operation. The word "unabridged" is a word the is stated in the First Amendment not censor. I care that is why I state what I stated. Regards to all FREE Americans.
    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello Dennisoking,

    You may want to weigh in on our Debates Community , where we recently had a topic titled "Do all these people REALLY have ADHD"? you might be interested in.
    Check back there weekly for great new topics!

    He who has hope has everything.
    - Proverb
    JMONAR responded:
    I have ADHD and i disagree with that statement, being a trouble maker or boered is one thing, but what i have is not that. sometimes i really want to pay attention but my mind is moving so fast and it gets so loud inside my head that i just cant do it. also the impulses can get really bad, they can be violent or just odd but never the less its an irrational and random impulse that will randomly come up with seemingly no cause. i've gone to many doctors asking if maybe it's skitzophrenia or bipolar but after asking me more questions and doing other tests they have told me it's not any and of those and they'll ask me if i had possibly been diagnosed with ADHD when i was young (which i have been). i do think that there are some bad doctors that will just diagnose ADHD out of lazyness but there are some legitimant cases out there
    KimberLoo responded:
    First, let me start off by saying I am terribly sorry that your son has autism. Please know that I mean that sincerely and I cannot imagine the challenges your family takes on to help him be successful. I do think, however, you might be angry that this was "done" to your son. Correct me if I am wrong as I very may might be. It's just that you seem to be very suspicious of ulterior agendas and conspiracies on behalf of our "now socialist government". And coincidentally, there has been a "fad" among the autistic community to blame vaccinations as direct cause for their child's autism. As someone who has and lives with ADHD, I find your allegations incredibly inconsiderate and a bit of the pot calling the kettle black really. There are people that believe that autism is not real and just a "label" and an excuse that has been given to inept children. I cannot imagine the ignorance and intolerance of a person that can sit and dismiss a condition that they do not have as fiction. Can you? It's incredible really.
    And granted, I am much more for trying alternative therapies before jumping on a pill to "fix" me. Cutting out processed foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle took a lot of practice, helped tons with my symptoms, but alas, there are some things I cannot do alone. Medication helped secure that last little bit of stability I couldn't seem to hang on to by myself. And it took a lot of time for me to actually believe that I wasn't less of a person because I needed a pill to give me some normalcy.
    I'm not sure where your son lies on the Autism Spectrum, but one day he might become aware that he's different, that things are a lot harder for him than others. ADHD is usually partnered with other diagnoses, like anxiety, which also can be measured in its severity on a spectrum. I'm not "pushing" some idea about magic pills. I do think that America has become rather comfortable with the easy fix. I suppose I really just wanted to point out how offensive and misguided you appear to be.Sorry if this was not the "hoo-rah" you might have been anticipating. Perhaps your passionately biased literature will be much more appreciated in a forum speculating the Marxist takeover of the United States.

    Best of luck!
    healingways responded:
    I'm new here and have a child within the autism spectrum. Yes it's difficult and each new day has challenges so I can understand if you are angry and frustrated. I'm investigating diet at the moment as mine is a fussy eater and I'm also looking at programs to help my child. I have high hopes for my child but I also see authorities trying to label my child and push me towards doing some things I'm not happy with. Like all parents in this situation, I'm finding my own way. I wish you all the best with your ASD child and hope you find some answers.

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