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July 11, 2016

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, “is a prime example of fictitious disease.”

Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 11, 2016 11:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The War on Boys. Just medicate them. That'll keep 'em quiet.

Posted by: Pjh3030 [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 11, 2016 11:21 AM

A fake disease is what they needed to find a market for their 'cure'.

Posted by: Mother Effingby [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 11, 2016 8:34 PM

No, I don't believe it's fictitious. As a kid my behavior was classic ADHD and although I did outgrow it, I missed a lot, foundationally.

Posted by: Jack [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 12, 2016 6:39 AM

No, You were being taught bullshit in school instead of what had captured your interest. What they wanted you to study could have been read and absorbed later.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 12, 2016 1:13 PM

Not quite Vermont. I was born in 1950 before schools became what they are today. I could watch a fly on the wall for hours, couldn't sit still, slept through some parts of the day and couldn't focus on the subjects at hand. The only things that captured my imagination was hunting, fishing and riding my horses and those activities, unfortunately, were not what school was about.

It's a real condition and I really didn't find myself tending out of it until I completed 4 years aboard an aircraft carrier in the Med. The Navy worked the hell out of us 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and I had a PO1 that took me under his wing, so to speak, and rode me like a dog, forcing me to focus and do my job.

I hated his ass for it but I think that constant pressure, in some way, helped me break out of my prior mold.

Posted by: Jack [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2016 7:29 AM

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