WaltC wrote on Aug 23, 2020, 17:48:
What is ADHD? Seems to me that it's yet another made up "syndrome" that parents today who wish to neglect their children as they mature use to justify feeding them Ritalin(TM) and other drugs and throwing their latch-key kids into a room with TV, cell phones, and computers--so they won't have to pay much attention to them, if any. IMO, it's the parents with the major problem--not their children--and the parents who have a marked attention deficit when it comes to their own offspring. It's like a "chemical straitjacket", is one way of looking at it. Nothing is more disgusting than watching an 8-year-old at a table eating out with his parents when the kid starts throwing soup and other appetizers on his parents! What do they do?--"Open up, Jr!" and shoot another pill into his gullet. When I was his age--had I done that--my Dad would have transported me ten feet instantly with a keenly felt slap in the face, most likely...;) I knew better than to pull something like that--kids today are ignored and spoiled at the same time--and then drugged. I wish people planning to have children without investing their time in them would simply just not have any children at all. Better for them and better for the children.
ADHD is just as fake as the PTSD that so many Veterans who engaged in close combat pretend to have. I know, I have been diagnosed with both. I didn't have a TV until I was 17, and definitely didn't have a cell phone, yeah I had a computer, with my 300 Baud modem, until I managed to save up enough to buy myself a sick ass Commodore 1670 modem because I was hyper focused on being an elite phreaking h4x0r and living a life of crime when I was young. My parent's treated my fake ADHD the old fashion way, daily beatings. Some how that didn't seem to help, and I was still a solid D and F student at school witch resulted in even more beating. I started taking med for ADHD in my thirty's, honestly they seem to work better then the beating, but what do I know? I am not smart like Boomer.
As for my government assigned social worker and psychotherapist? Yeah they seem to think going to war warped my fragile little mind or some shit, but if you ask me, they're a bunch of liberal fucking pussy's.