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More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 17:05:53 in Parents

“So much for my attempt at a calm, mutually respectful exchange of ideas. If only your knowledge, articulation, and scientifically supported evidence matched your intensity and self-righteousness, Marie. Regardless, I wish you and your children the best.”

Marie Ruley on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:31:41

“Sorry, my knowledge and scientifically supported evidence do math my intensity. I'm no more self righteous than you.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 20:23:49 in Parents

“Please understand that my post was not based on "dislike of the pharma industry", nor was it designed to "question parents"; my post was motivated by a general concern for the welfare and health of children. It is unfair of you to claim that the only people who have the "right or authority" to express their views on ADHD are those who agree with your particular perspective. Such an attitude is as harmful and unproductive as those who insist that no ADHD diagnosis is legitimate and that parents are always the root cause of a child's struggles or issues. One cannot find close minded ignorance with more close minded ignorance.”

Marie Ruley on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:50:05

“You have zero authority to claim you are concerned for the general health and welfare of MY children. The only people that have the right or authority are people with ADD/ADHD, their immediate family, healthcare professionals and scientists / social scientists.

Teachers can provide some input, but don't have enough information to form an substantial opinion for each child (I.e. They don't have enough history on each child to do much more than assume).

Having dealt with this for decades and the stigma my kids had to deal with because other parents think there is nothing wrong with them...they just need to try harder...is absolutely disgusting. Sorry, I'm not closed minded. I just have a great deal more direct experience and knowledge than you do. Your opinions are based on what? The scientific community, the medical community and patients (and their guardians) as a whole share my viewpoint. So, I would really like to know why you think I am close minded simply because I am telling you that my decades of experience and research does not jive with your claims.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 03:10:24 in Parents

“Good for you! It can't be easy raising a grandchild and then having to school her yourself, but I applaud you for recognizing the likely motives of her school in labeling her "disruptive." She may be "easily distracted" due to her particular personality, or because she was bored with her particular school's curriculum, or even because of the events that led her to be in your care instead of her parents'. You seem to have an honest, healthy, realistic attitude and that will go a long way in benefitting your granddaughter...best of luck to your family.”

Leanne McKenzie on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:43:41

“Thank you. She is pretty well rounded and seems very secure. Everyone is part of her life now that issues have been settled.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 03:04:34 in Parents

“If you reread my post, Happy, you will see that nowhere did I state what "DOESN'T cause" ADHD. I referenced two common origins (genes/low dopamine levels) frequently mentioned by people and noted (correctly) that these alleged origins are wholly unsupported by evidence or research. If a definitive genetic cause has been identified by a reputable doctor as the source of your niece's alleged ADHD, then she represents a medical first. I never suggested "nurture" as the cause behind your toddler niece's diagnosis; nurture was only brought up by you in an overly defensive manner. I don't know your family's situation and I certainly would never dream of attempting to diagnose an innocent toddler via the internet, but I do know that when it comes to pathologizing and medicating a child, especially a child so young, there is likely something very amiss. Young children's brains are still in active development and to feed them powerful stimulant or anti psychotic medication is a very serious, life altering matter.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 02:54:39 in Parents

“I did not state what "DOESN'T cause it", I merely pointed out, and correctly so, that current theories often bandied about by irresponsible laypeople are not supported by evidence or research. "Flowery language?" My post was straightforward and took pains to avoid inflammatory verbiage; I wasn't aware that would render it "flowery." I never suggested the diagnosis was the result of nurture; that topic was only referenced by yourself in the negative and predictably unsupported by an iota of evidence or research. If your family has been told that the gene causing your niece's ADHD has been isolated and identified, then she represents a medical first. I didn't set out to "prove" anything, only you are guilty of that; so where are your "peer-reviewed studies?" Regarding the "demographic" that includes 3 year olds, most doctors, including mental health professionals, agree that diagnosing and medicating a toddler of that age is extraordinarily difficult and risky. At such a young age of development, powerful medication such as stimulants and anti psychotics can have devastating long term effects on a child's growth and mental/physical well-being.”

happysunshine82 on Nov 25, 2013 at 21:20:38

“Once again - you're all bluster, no substance. You're proffering your opinion as though it were fact and that I should just agree with you, even though I have a child in my own life with this disease, am in the health care field for my living, and have read the peer-reviewed studies both pro and con?

Say something with context, substance, take a stance - or be done. Don't continue to insult and expect to be taken seriously. Back it up, or leave the convo.

Yes - diagnosing at age 3 is difficult - but it's NOT unheard of or impossible, it's done out of necessity. And you ignore the point that was being made there - that if it manifests that soon - it CANNOT be a case of nurtured behavior. Convenient that you glossed over that point, isn't it?”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 23:02:47 in Parents

“While a general consensus among a large group of mental health professionals both identifies and describes ADHD as a mental health disorder, there is virtually no consensus regarding its specific causes or origin, yet some laypeople frequently state with conviction that ADHD is caused by "low levels of dopamine in the brain" or by a specific heritable gene. Such statements are inaccurate and unproven so it is irresponsible to perpetuate them as fact.”

happysunshine82 on Nov 24, 2013 at 23:25:22

“Such posts as yours are also as laughable, because you contradict yourself. On one hand "no one knows what causes it." On the other hand "but I can tell what DOESN'T cause it." That's the gist of your statement, wrapped up in flowery language.

It has been genetically traced in my niece's history. She inherited it from her father, along with his nose, and it manifested very early. I'm not truly interested in someone's non-first-hand textbook dismissal of something my family (also in the medical field and NOT laypeople) have experienced for 16+ years. It is not a theory pulled out of thin air.

But thanks for your concern! Had I shared information that was incorrect, you'd be given a pat on the back, however, you're barking up the wrong tree.

Prove it's nurture, for a 3-year old, if you're here to set the record straight. That it could possibly manifest so early and be a matter of stimuli versus organic. Would love to see links to your peer-reviewed studies on that demographic.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 22:40:58 in Parents

“But why disparage the disparagers as ignorant know-nothings simply because they fear or suggest that perhaps sometimes teachers and parents jump the gun when identifying children as potentially ADHD? The fact is, ADHD is NOT a medical condition and so is not comparable to diabetes, hepatitis, cancer, etc. It is currently a mental health condition identified and described as the result of a general consensus of the psychiatrists and psychologists who contributed to the DSM. Diagnosis of ADHD is not based on results of any medical test but is instead diagnosed via report or observation of certain conduct and behaviors whose presence and severity is subject to the opinion, perspective, and judgment of the observer or reporter. Since this mental health disorder has led to an alarming increase in diagnoses and stimulant prescriptions for our children, it's best to proceed cautiously, open mindedly, and with a healthy dose of skeptical inquiry. Kids have no say in how they are diagnosed or what meds they are compelled to take, so we owe them a high level of care and thorough independent research to make sure their needs and interests are protected.”

Marie Ruley on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:14:05

“The fact is, ADHD is absolutely a medical condition. It is a mental health disorder which is covered under ADA and IDEA. Mental health disorders ARE medical conditions related to endocrine and brain function. Not all medical conditions can be diagnosed with law work. Many medical conditions are diagnosed by observations. They are now using MRIs to diagnose ADHD because brain function absolutely is different.

Comments like yours is the reason is why you are disparaged as ignorant, know-nothing's. It is quite obvious to anyone that has had to deal with the condition that you truly are ignorant and truly know nothing on the subject.”

Marie Ruley on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:07:41

“Because they have no right or authority to question parents with zero basis other than their dislike of the pharma industry. The very first reaction of all parents is not to medicate. The last reaction of our pediatrician is to medicate. Once a teacher notices behavioral and attention problems, they notify parents and the guidance counselor to work on the issues as a team. - called the IEP team. The diagnosis is required for your child to qualify for the IEP under section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Once your child is on an IEP, parents will work closely with the pediatrician, behavioral therapist and the schools to help your child to learn. The reality is that once a teacher suggests your child go to the doctor for any diagnosis, they open themselves up to a lot more work, not less. In the medical industry, multimodal is always recommended. That means parents and children spend a lot of time. With various therapists and specialists to learn coping mechanisms and learning skills. Unless you have a quack doctor, drugs alone are not a recommendation. Medication is usually a last resort that parents adopt because the difficulty their child faces is heartbreaking. It is like telling a child that can't walk that they cannot use a wheelchair. It is cruel. So, yes, people that have no idea what they are talking about should not question parents.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 22:23:09 in Parents

“A sensible and intriguing hypothesis, Kalisto.”
More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 22:21:31 in Parents

“Clinical psychologists have had much less to do with the alarming increase in ADHD diagnoses and stimulant prescriptions than say...pharmaceutical marketing, psychiatrists, schoolteachers, frustrated or occasionally inept parents, and last but not least (since apparently they write the most stimulant scripts these days)...pediatricians and primary care providers.”
Patrick McMullen, 17, Died On Skype With Friends After Taking Drugs He'd Bought On Silk Road

Patrick McMullen, 17, Died On Skype With Friends After Taking Drugs He'd Bought On Silk Road

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 20:36:56 in Crime

“Excellent point regarding synthetic compounds. Synthetic or designer versions of many illicit drugs, LSD and ecstasy in particular, are quickly becoming rampant across the US. A user may think he or she knows approximately what to expect from taking a hit of LSD but if it's a synthetic that's been sold to them under false pretenses, they're operating under false and dangerous assumptions. Bottom line is in today's illicit drug market, it's next to impossible for the vast majority of users to discern what they're being sold, and with the toxicity of many of the synthetics being used, experimenting has become a game of Russian Roulette.”
Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 12:19:47 in Weird News

“Yawn. Please see my earlier post to similarly tedious post. Edit yourself for relevancy and staying on topic, if nothing else.”

Richard Hertz61 on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:04:09

“I was only concerned that you had missed an anatomy/biology lesson with the lexicon you chose. It seems I wasn't the only "A" student that caught your error. I firmly oppose pics of genitalia being fondled on any social media site, that is not expressly designed for that purpose. I don't find the pic the least bit offensive, and think firing was an overreaction. Since I don't live in that part of Idaho I can't comment on the social mores that community uses as a standard of decency.”
Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 12:08:24 in Weird News

“I agree they did nothing wrong by being playful, flirtatious with one another or even taking the pic. But in posting the pic? Dumb move, period.”
Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 12:06:19 in Weird News

“I know breasts aren't technically genitalia, Sarah, but it is a commonly used shorthand, generalized way of referring to the totality of girl and boy parts (oops, dumb/ignorant again, ma'am?). Take two chill pills and don't post me in the morning.”
Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Laraine Cook, High School Coach, Fired Over Facebook Photo That Shows Fiance Holding Her Breast

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 11:56:56 in Weird News

“Under what circumstances is it good judgment or appropriate for someone to post a pic of his or her genitalia being fondled? Did Teacher McStoopid think it was ok because the fondler in her pic is her fiancé? Were her friends and family clamoring for a pic of the pair engaging in a spontaneous t*tty squeeze? Which brings me to this: if you wouldn't feel comfortable sending out a pic as a holiday card or displaying it in a frame at home or work, then DO NOT post it in a forum where not only your friends and family, but potentially acquaintances, co-workers, enemies, and countless millions might see it. Dumb move, Teach, really dumb.”

KodiakT on Nov 10, 2013 at 14:52:58

“Breast are not genitalia.. Her "breast" is not being fondled and there is no exposure. There is nothing immoral about this photo, its a vacation photo taken when people were having fun.”

Mekaela on Nov 10, 2013 at 13:00:13

“Especially in today's climate where there is an increasing numbers of teachers acting illegally towards students. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a clause in her contract with the school district, forbidding such behavior.”

Reeeeeo on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:41:49

“It never ceases to amaze me that people post intimate photos on social media sites for all to see, specially teachers or others who work with children. 99% of the population may have no problem with it, but it only takes your employer to be in the 1% who does!”

Mochilero on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:30:45

“You might want to look up the definition of genitalia. Hint: breasts are a couple of feet north.”

Richard Hertz61 on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:10:07

“I think in the strictest definition breasts aren't genitalia. Genitalia is the sexual organs whose purpose are for reproduction and are on the outside of the body. Are breasts necessary for reproduction? I have 4 kids and wasn't aware that breasts were for reproduction. I was under the impression they existed for milk production to nourish the baby after birth. I was raised on a dairy farm and have extensive experience with mammary glands. Are male breasts genitalia by your definition? Many overweight men have large breasts.”

Ibost on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:09:06

“friggin Neanderthals
find a cave to hide in will ya?”

Cat Harris 1 on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:04:55

“Breasts are not "genitalia".”

rich24h on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:04:17

“really whats next book burning they did nothing wrong
if she had been the mayor we would not be talking about
this I bet her students do not have a problem with this
picture”

SarahTX on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:01:14

“Calling breasts genitalia is dumb/ignorant as well. That aside I agree that this photo was a serious error in judgement.”
Ryan Ferguson Conviction For Editor Slaying Overturned By Missouri Court

Ryan Ferguson Conviction For Editor Slaying Overturned By Missouri Court

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 11:20:33 in Crime

“Yes, crazy as it sounds, Ryan was initially accused and charged with first degree murder years after the fact on the basis of a "dream" had by an emotionally troubled substance abuser he knew casually in high school. The most baffling part of this case is that virtually none of the hair, blood, and other DNA material collected at the crime scene matched Ryan or his accuser, yet the prosecutor forged ahead. What that means is Mr. Heitholt's killer is still out there; hopefully, the physical evidence has been carefully maintained so a legitimate prosecution remains a possibility.”
Oldest Female In NYC Marathon Dies Just A Day After Race

Oldest Female In NYC Marathon Dies Just A Day After Race

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 00:32:35 in Fifty

“She fulfilled her stated life's goal: to die running. How lucky for her that she came to the end doing what she absolutely loved. Rest in peace, Joy!”
Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 22:02:51 in Black Voices

“Thank you, I couldn't agree with you more about "wanting it to change for the better." Let's keep on it.”
Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 19:25:46 in Black Voices

“I agree with you, Oldguy. We saw the same thing with the slaying of Trayvon Martin. As a white male, it is ultimately impossible to have a full appreciation of another's struggle in dealing with sexism, racism, or oppression in general, however when Zimmerman was let off the hook and had so much popular support from the white community behind him, it baffled and completely disgusted me. It became clear to me that publicly many wear a "colorblind" mask and speak in ways they feel are politically correct, while secretly harboring bitterness toward others. It also made me wonder about how difficult it must be for black parents to prepare their sons for what they might face. It's a very sad and scary situation to think about and all we can do as individuals is to make sure we do not perpetuate the hate; we all have a responsibility in keeping each others sons safe.”

Oldguy63 on Nov 1, 2013 at 20:45:11

“Thank you goodguy66 my brotha for your comment. It is appreciated. I used the term my brotha because you are plainly a man like myself that see things more clearly and have an understanding of what is going on in this country along with badly wanting it to change for the better. We are both American men regardless of color that is what makes us brothas.”
Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Jordan Davis' Shooter Rants About Killing 'Thugs' So They 'May Take The Hint And Change Their Behavior'

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 19:07:51 in Black Voices

“If Mr. Dunn is so concerned about "disrespect toward women" then he needs to acknowledge and pay for the profound level of disrespect he showed Jordan Davis' mother when, in a fit of unhinged raw hate, he murdered her son, her only child. The fact that he has not expressed an ounce of remorse for the endless agony his actions have visited upon Jordan's family renders his claim of self-defense all the more absurd.”

OneHumanist on Feb 9, 2014 at 21:41:03

“F/F”
Paul Anthony Ciancia Identified As LAX Shooting Suspect (PHOTO)

Paul Anthony Ciancia Identified As LAX Shooting Suspect (PHOTO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 18:47:42 in Crime

“In the last 12 years, reports of alleged police brutality and privacy violations by certain government agencies have both risen sharply. While some adjustments were necessary post 9/11, the manner in which they've been executed has frequently been excessive and occasionally unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the response of some to increased or excessive infringements upon citizens rights and freedom is violence, a tragedy that only underscores the old adage: two wrongs do not make a right.”
Top-Tier CEO Pay Grew Nearly 15 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Last Year

Top-Tier CEO Pay Grew Nearly 15 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Last Year

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 14:40:06 in Business

“I believe in some cases those convicted of charges stemming from financial misconduct should receive sentences of service. If the conviction was not for crimes committed on a large scale for a sustained period of time, such sentences might "rehabilitate" the perpetrator while providing help, support, and/or training for others who are in need. Although I'm not advocating automatically letting someone off the hook simply because they are a first time offender or because the crime they've been charged with is relatively minor in scope or dollar amount, but I am of the opinion that incarceration or the lifelong label of felon is pointless overkill that benefits absolutely no one. Too many people are laboring under the false notion that all or most inmates deserve to be there.”
Top-Tier CEO Pay Grew Nearly 15 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Last Year

Top-Tier CEO Pay Grew Nearly 15 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Last Year

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 20:06:23 in Business

“Thank you for that clarification. I believe I recall that she was initially pursued for insider trading, even if perhaps informally (no charges, just investigation), but the fact that she was incarcerated at all, given the circumstances, struck me as excessive and not in anyone's best interest. Sentencing her to donate money, time, and training to a shelter for battered women might have been a better choice for a myriad of reasons. Her crime, such as it was, was a "one off", not part of an established pattern, nor was she accused of scamming or harming anyone. I referenced Martha Stewart in my post to demonstrate how absurd it is that she did jail time while a plethora of large scale financial predators not only avoided her fate but have gone on to enjoy, in most cases, even more lavish lifestyles than they did before they set about hobbling, raping, and robbing the US middle class.”

enaud on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:41:22

“Can justice only be justified if it is only in someones best interest? I won't make excuses for the financial barons but letting Stewart off because she can afford it is never in the best interest of justice.”
Herpes Study Confirms Human Migration Patterns (MAP)

Herpes Study Confirms Human Migration Patterns (MAP)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 19:56:11 in Science

“Your comment is vague, dismissive, with more than a hint of hostility. To characterize those that hold a different or opposing view as having "no idea what (you) are talking about" is condescending and reflects poorly on one's intellect and powers of reasoning.”

Lucy0808 on Oct 27, 2013 at 20:35:16

“You are neither a scientist in the disciplines that matter nor do you understand how science works (simply given by your post). When people post "opinion" based on nothing related to the subject matter they simply show their ignorance in full display. Good luck with that. Yes, I know, because this is my discipline professionally. The junk opinions by some lay people who don't even do the "research" to understand the subject matter in terms of "concepts" and words is most unfortuante, but yes, it does happen. Why someone would post about subject matter that they know nothing about is a rather curious type of behavior. However, you have a right to your opinion. This does not mean that you have any idea what you are talking about in terms of facts or the concepts behind molecular and population genetics.”
Herpes Study Confirms Human Migration Patterns (MAP)

Herpes Study Confirms Human Migration Patterns (MAP)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 19:37:08 in Science

“Evidence for snarking: the pointless nature and sarcastic tone of your post.”
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