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Ric Flair
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Fake ADD/ADHD diagnosis
I see the OT chastising kids getting an ADD diagnosis for Medicaid benefits, but a lot of the same people get an ADD diagnosis for an Adderall prescription.

Just an observation


225Tyga
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Wow crazy observation


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kingbob
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re: Fake ADD/ADHD diagnosis
ADD is a fake disease, so all diagnoses are fake diagnosis.

ETA: I say this as someone who was diagnosed with ADD both as an adult and as a child and has never once taken medication for it.
This post was edited on 6/19 at 7:40 pm


TDcline
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re: Fake ADD/ADHD diagnosis
Reading this thread is making my fibromyalgia act up


GeauxGutsy
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Astute observation.


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Ric Flair
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Reading this thread is making my fibromyalgia act up



I’m guessing you’re allergic to Tylenol, NSAIDS, cymbalta, gabapentin, lyrica, amitriptyline, tramadol, and SSRI’s.


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Booyow
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It’s cheaper than meth baw


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TH03
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ETA: I say this as someone who was diagnosed with ADD both as an adult and as a child and has never once taken medication for it.


Clearly your experience is indicative of every single person diagnosed with ADD.


SlapahoeTribe
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ADD is a fake disease
Not sure if you’re trolling or just a Scientology-level idiot, but it’s most certainly real.

I’ve talked at length about it on the OT. Some of us really do need the medication to more effectively function - it is like night and day for me. Is it over diagnosed? You bet, but that doesn’t change things for those who really have it.

If you were close to someone with a bad case of it then you’d know just how much the proper medication helps them.


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Groundbreaking, Ric


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kingbob
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re: Fake ADD/ADHD diagnosis
You only need the medication because you have been taking it so long to become dependent on it. The symptoms of ADD are normal childish behavior and consequences of being forced to sit in a desk and be quiet for 8 hours despite being completely overstimulated in all your leisure time. Some kids just take more time to learn how to focus. Instead of giving kids more time to discover how to focus, we drug them with what is essentially meth and speed until they need those drugs to focus.

I grew up with so many kids who were really irreparably messed up by the lifetime of medications they were put on and cycled through.
This post was edited on 6/19 at 7:45 pm


TH03
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You only need the medication because you have been taking it so long to become dependent on it. The symptoms of ADD are normal childish behavior and consequences of being forced to sit in a desk and be quiet for 8 hours despite being completely overstimulated in all your leisure time. Some kids just take more time to learn how to focus. Instead of giving kids more time to discover how to focus, we drug them with what is essentially meth and speed until they need those drugs to focus.


Do you wear tin foil hats?


kingbob
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Do you wear tin foil hats?



Only every other Sunday when it’s my turn to watch the lizard people.


TH03
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Sounds about right.


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kingbob
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What I am saying is that if a fully functional person who doesn’t need medications at all to focus or get good grades can get diagnosed, then that test can be used to literally diagnose anyone. The “warning signs” are obsurd. It’s like those narcalrpsy commercials that say “do you sometimes feel tired when you wake up? Do you fall asleep on the bus on the way home from school?”

They’re designed to get totally normal people to think they’re sick so they’ll demand and pay for expensive medicine to cure themselves of a disease they don’t even have. All of those medicines have serious life altering side effects to boot.


Geauxtiga
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The symptoms of ADD are normal childish behavior and consequences of being forced to sit in a desk and be quiet for 8 hours despite being completely overstimulated in all your leisure time. Some kids just take more time to learn how to focus. Instead of giving kids more time to discover how to focus, we drug them with what is essentially meth and speed until they need those drugs to focus.


TH03
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You sound like Alex Jones level crazy.

Just because a test can be abused by doctors to increase prescriptions doesn't mean every person who fails the test is a fraud.


Tbobby
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[quote]The symptoms of ADD are normal childish behavior and consequences of being forced to sit in a desk and be quiet for 8 hours despite being completely overstimulated in all your leisure time. Some kids just take more time to learn how to focus. Instead of giving kids more time to discover how to focus, we drug them with what is essentially meth and speed until they need those drugs to focus.[/quote

It's a product of poor parenting skills


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kingbob
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No, it means the disease is a fake. If everyone can have it based on the established criteria, then it’s a poorly defined disease and the entire concept of treating it with dangerous narcotics at an age when the brain is still developing is completely wreckless and insane.

If I was prescribed drugs I didn’t need, how many other children took drugs they didn’t need? How many of them had their brain chemistry permanently altered by those prescriptions? How many became dependent on those drugs and still have to take them into adulthood?

If it is a real disease, doctors need to massively overhaul the process for diagnosing it.
This post was edited on 6/19 at 7:59 pm


SlapahoeTribe
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One thing that’s always fairly prevalent in these threads is that people with the least experience (and no medical degree) tend to be the loudest when comes to bitching about a medication that someone else is taking.


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