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#13 Abe89


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 06:41 AM

The fact that the drugs prescribed for it are often abused and passed around in schools. That and the fact that rates of diagnosis have been ridiculously high in some places. I think I read somewhere that 1/3 of boys in Alabama have received a diagnosis of ADHD. At least at one point they were that high, and it was very embarrassing for the profession of psychiatry. So they are very reluctant in many places to give out such diagnoses.


I see. That haven't happened in our country yet. But a lots of children are being screened for hyperactivity and attention problems in schools these days.
My cousin's youngest son of 7yrs was identified as being hyperactive recently.

#14 ReiTheySay


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 04:29 PM

Interesting. I've never thought about it or seen it this way. I get how it can be seen this way as an autistic person.

Honestly, it feels like one of these terms that in ten years or so they find a different alternative to. It feels like an umbrella term that is not accurate to be honest.

And it is a little disturbing to think "personality disorder" does suggest there's something wrong with the personality/person as a whole or how it functions as a whole where a lot of times it's aspects of it, or not even necessarily "personality".

I think it's also the connotation it has. Comes from the doctors themselves. 


Btw, 15 minutes to diagnose? terrible doctor. I have had my own share with them. Most recent doctor I went to needed 2-3 sessions to try to diagnose me (then decided he really couldn't, at least he knows his limits)


Good points Chip & Where. I think when you realize that societal norms extend to the psychiatric industry and nothing is an exception, you don't take everything from their point as an absolute.

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