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Organization and vigorous exercise are the two most significant non-pharmalogical factors that help the A.D.D. sufferer. Not as effective as medication, but used with medication they are important tools.
How I wish I had been diagnosed and given medication for my A.D.D. when just a child!
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Immaturity may be a common trait among hose who suffer from it. Immaturity by itself is no respected of persons or disorders.
Safer than aspirin taken as prescribed. The science behind the diagnosis of ADHD is overwhelming and has been verified over and over for decades.
The DSM Manuals have had nothing to do with the creation of ADHD. It has been an acknowledged issue for centuries. Barring the afflicted from receiving efficacious treatment for such a disabling disorder would be cruel.
Mental illness has been around since long before big pharma appeared on the scene.
Drugs used to treat ADHD as prescribed are extremely safe.
Everyone is different. What benefits you might be a waste for others.
If bipolar doesn’t exist, how does taking a drug to treat it create it?If it isn’t, it isn’t.
Fifteen thousand deaths are attributed to the use of aspirin each year. Alcohol is responsible, directly or indirectly, for the slaughter of millions of Americans.
CBS News correspondent and reporter, Mike Wallace, suffered from depression alone and in silence for years. Then, facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against his employer for a story he did on Viet Nam, Wallace seriously considered suicide. He confided in his doctor and was prescribed antidepressants. He credits them with saving his life. Coming to understand he wasn’t a weakling or a failure for his plight, he opened up about his experience in order to reach out to others who might be afraid to admit to such feelings and thoughts.
Debate is the key. No one at MIA wants to see someone succumb to a wish to end his life, obviously. Yet, without the free exchange of ideas, options to consider for getting help are limited. Debating the pros and cons of treatment modalities increases the likelihood that people will make wise decisions. We are all unique. Each one of us is a special mix of all that makes us human. What helps one may harm another and vice versa.
I believe, personally, to grow in numbers and in persuasiveness, MIA needs to embrace many theories and opinions for the purpose of debating them.MIA is not bound in any way to accept or approve of anything. By encouraging vigorous discussion, the cream will rise to the top. Without it, stagnation sets in. Bickering too.
Be proud of your positions and the challenges you set before a powerful force. They can’t win in the long run if truth is your goal.
Love takes courage. Courage to tell the truth and to admit when using psychiatric drugs is necessary after already admitting to doing that.
Just once, I’d be blown away if MIA presented the story of someone who benefited enormously from psychiatry. Blocking people from the whole story never works as history shows us. Honest, informed people debating these matters in a public format will forge the best approach for treating the hurting among us. Trying to silence varying points of view only discredits those in authority with the power, temporarily, to do so. Censorship is a tool of the fearful.