Skip to comments.Preschoolers With ADHD Often Treated Incorrectly (90%)
Posted on 05/04/2013 12:51:17 PM PDT by Java4Jay
Doctors usually do not follow guidelines for treating very young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD). In the study, about 90 percent of doctors surveyed did not strictly adhere to new guidelines recommended for treating preschoolers with ADHD, such as when to start medications, and which medications to use.
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When my kids were in grade school many of these ADHD kids just needed a good swat on the rump and a parent to be a parent.
We completely modified my son’s already healthy diet and have witnessed a miracle. He doesn’t eat any sweets to begin with, but we did pull him off of the little bit of juice he drank. He is dairy free (which made the most noticeable difference), and we learned all the terms for MSG so we can avoid that as well. Now he is a normal, super active little boy without uncontrollable and irrational breakdowns.
Once again the left has become what they claimed to fear from the right. Note the NASA "look and feel" of the control center, as the space program was taken as the model of subjugation to technology.
I remembered Robert Duvall was in it, but I didn't know he was THX1138 !
Exactly, but having a kid diagnosed can also mean more money from the government each month. There are classrooms in urban areas where as many as 3 out of 4 kids are diagnosed with a handicap now. There is supposedly an entire underground network of parents who know which Dr. will do it and how to present the child to get it done.
And with the street value of Ridalin on top of it it’s a double money maker for the baby’s momma.
Bubble wrap is also good.
Yes they can get what they call a crazy check, and the double advantage is that the kids shut down while on the meds. Free (for them) money and limited time actually being a parent! What welfare queen could ask for anything more?
Yes, I think you are right. There is federal money in this for the schools, as with school lunches and so many other things.
I have to wonder how many so-called “hyper-active” kids are just rambunctious. I certainly was.
I only know of very FEW little ones NOT being full of excitement, joy and exuberance at that age.
Great. Get all the kiddies on ritalin and encourage the grown-ups to dope themselves up with “medicinal” marijuana.
A drugged society is a compliant society.
Same here. Had the complete allergy panel done, and found that milk, corn, pollen, wheat and peanuts were the major culprits. Had to fight the docs to do the testing; of course, once the results came back, they claimed to have known it all along...
Our girls don’t get artificial dye (who needs that?) and are dairy free. One is gluten free. I would like to get the other one gf, too. I am and feel more clear-headed myself! I would go diet before anything else.
I think these are the ones that are so hyper and impulsive they don’t even stop long enough to take a nap or even eat at the table.
(Robot voice): Not. Allowed... Good. Democrats. Do. Not. Feel. Joy.
ADHD should be removed from the SSI list. No one should collect money for hyper kids. Get them off the soda and candy first. I have a truly disabled son (true autism, mental retardation, and on), and we never collected a cent, and these parents collect for multiple kids.
“These ones” have been around forever.
It is the lack of respect, in which was always enforced at home.
Meds do not encourage nor teach respect.
I will warn you now: Prepare to be assaulted by FReepers who claim that either ADHD, diet modifications, or both, are all in your heads!
I have also noticed the diagnosis has increased since the school schedule took out recess every day. Kids with energy and no way to expend it during the day...
I remember when my oldest boy was in grade 2 (or perhaps it was 3) he drove the teacher off the deep end and like good parents at the schools insistence, we took our son to see a child psychologist who immediately recommended that we get him on Ritalin. Not content with such a blazingly fast (and dare I say predictably automatic) diagnosis, we waited a few months until we could get him to see the head of the psychology department at our university .who incidentally had made it his lifes work to study ADHD. He put our son through 3 days of testing, produced a 6 page very readable and sensible report .then when we had gone through the final briefing of his findings, he accompanied us to my sons school where we had set up a meeting with the teachers and principal. It was a sight to behold as this psychology head royally raked the school over the coals on everything that they were doing wrong. Oh and one other thing, his analysis of our son indicated that putting him on Ritalin would have been the absolutely worst thing that could be done. One of the most simply things that he recommended was to relocate him to a different seat in the classroom where all the artwork that normally gets put up on the walls was removed around him this very simple act of removing distracting things out of our sons field of vision settled him down so that he could concentrate and had an amazing result. My wife and I followed this up at home and one of the things that I remember doing for several years was simply making sure that he went to bed early and then we used to just lay in the dark together and tell stories the room was absolutely dark and with nothing to distract him, he would be absolutely calm. After saying goodnight prayers, he was off to sleep like a baby. A few years of this regimen and he had settled into a pattern of behaviour that was devoid of the wild nature that he originally exhibited.
Our son went on to become one of the top students in his high school where by age 15, he made it his mission to read the Bible cover to cover and memorize many many passages
he went on to university and finished 6th in a class of 110 in what was probably the toughest engineering program in the country. Hes 30 now and a finer young man you wont find. I wont take credit for any of his successes because they are all his
.but my wife and gladly accept the credit for not letting ourselves get bowled over by the system and being willing to dig deeper.