ADHD

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  1. Esben GOldstein Vinsnes

    Esben GOldstein Vinsnes New

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    I don't know if this seems interesting or relevant to anyone here, but I'll give it a shot.

    I'm writing a lecture on adhd in order to provide schools with different perspectives and practical examples of how to deal with adhd in a productive manner.

    So, I'm trying to collect as many viewpoints, predjudices etc as possible in order to get an idea of what I should try to tackle and focus on. I'm already in conversation with teachers, students, and researchers, but I thought maybe there could be some novelty I haven't considered in this forum.

    Feel free to offer anything of relevance, I'm not just looking for well researched points but any thoughts on the subject. Like causes, treatment, the education system, spiritual factors, evolutionary factors, disease vs personality etc.
     
  2. Michael Larkin

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    I think ADHD is just a label that enables people to categorise certain types of behaviour for which there are a multitude of causes. The term makes these behaviours into a specific disease that can be treated using drugs. ADHD doesn't actually exist in the same way that polio does. I'm not the only one who thinks this--just google "ADHD doesn't exist".
     
  3. Arouet

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    ADHD is not a disease.
     
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    I think there's no such thing. It's another BS invention/labelling of those who want to further narrow the range of accepted ways of being.

    If you'd like one researched viewpoint on that, check out some of the articles here: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/category/psychiatry-fraud/

    Here's a take from a spiritual perspective: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-van-dell/a-new-spiritual-perspecti_b_8339986.html
     
  5. Esben GOldstein Vinsnes

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    Thanks for the links! Will look at them later, but for now I can say that I sort of agree with the bs viewpoint. I have the diagnosis myself and after innumerable tests both neurological and personality, I can say that for example the MBTI model, limited as it is, accounts for a lot more than the adhd label.
     
  6. Esben GOldstein Vinsnes

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    So I read the links, both with material and ideas I'm familiar with. I'll deal with Jon's first: nothing I disagree with there, but it's a perspective most educators/parents are not ready to consider, yet. I want to find a way to translate it into mainstreamish for teachers ;) And if I would argue with the statement that adhd cannot be physically tested, there are findings linking specific genetic switches for dopamine with adhd - as well as evidence that it might be a Hunter/gatherer trait that survived agricultural imperialism (Thom Hartmann).

    About the indigo perspective: yes, sensitive kids get the label but not exclusively. I know many people way more sensitive than me who never had issues resembling that label. Yes a lot of adhders have high iq's but not all. When I look at my own wasi scores they reflect what Thom Hartmann views as cognition well adapted to hunting but not to farming. I (and many adhders) score super high in visual acuity, working memory, pattern recognition and hand-eye coordination. And super low on long term focus in monotonous work as well as impulsivity described at best as trigger happy.
     
  7. Saiko

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    Don't want much do you? :) Much of the discourse on this forum comes down to the difficulty of doing that within the parameters that the status-quo currently operates under.

    - As to that link with dopamine levels, I'll check it out later but my guess is that it'll be more of what I see as BS.

    - It would be nuts if the label was exclusive to "sensitive" children. But I think part of the issue is that there are any number of ways to categorize all you've mentioned.

    More later.
     
  8. Hurmanetar

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    I don't know much about ADHD.. I seem to have the opposite problem.

    But here's a link! :)

    http://www.infowars.com/the-4-most-disturbing-facts-about-adhd/
     
  9. Vortex

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    The very best link on this topic is certainly Mad in America (MIA). It contains both a colossal load of diverse material and numerous avenues for further (re)search (hint: go to the list of MIA authors and then sequentially google each one of them, their organisations and affilations - you'll find a lot more to learn).
     

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