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Old Today, 01:20 AM
 
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In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical drugs. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France?

And that's just so called ADHD American schools push to drug even more kids for other stuff.
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$$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$.

American Big Pharma is a huge industry. The more pills they can force-feed kids, the more profit they can rake in from their complacent parents. The shrinks prescribing these psychoactives get kickbacks from Big Pharma.

Follow the money.
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Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
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The OP makes an assumption that kids in American are over-diagnosed...which may be true. On the other hand, the children in France may be under-diagnosed.
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Old Today, 12:13 PM
 
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The OP makes an assumption that kids in American are over-diagnosed...which may be true. On the other hand, the children in France may be under-diagnosed.
If C-D Forums is a good measure (and net forums may well not be) the parents of American school age kids are obsessed that their children have at least one - if not more - of the dozens and dozens of alphabet afflictions.

If it is actually true then the U.S. physical man-made environment must be one of the most toxic in the world.

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Old Today, 12:16 PM
 
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$$$$$$MONEY$$$$$$.

American Big Pharma is a huge industry. The more pills they can force-feed kids, the more profit they can rake in from their complacent parents. The shrinks prescribing these psychoactives get kickbacks from Big Pharma.

Follow the money.
Big Pharma doesn't force feed anyone. Doctors and parents do.
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Old Today, 12:18 PM
 
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If C-D Forums is a good measure (and net forums may well not be) the parents of American school age kids are obsessed that their children have at least one - if not more - of the dozens and dozens of alphabet afflictions.

If it is actually true then the U.S. physical man-made environment must be one of the most toxic in the world.
As a principal, I didn't find that to be true.

Sure, there are some parents that feel that way, just as there are many parents of kids who should be diagnosed whose parents don't want them "labeled".
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Big Pharma doesn't force feed anyone. Doctors and parents do.
And where do you think they get the huge $ kick backs from?
Check out what happened with opiates
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Old Today, 12:37 PM
 
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As a principal, I didn't find that to be true.

Sure, there are some parents that feel that way, just as there are many parents of kids who should be diagnosed whose parents don't want them "labeled".

I would expect that if you had been a principal in recent decades that you would have a good know, at least for you own area.

But it certainly seems to me to be virtually "the rage" among American parents to have a kid or two with an alphabet label.
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Old Today, 12:39 PM
 
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In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical drugs. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France?

And that's just so called ADHD American schools push to drug even more kids for other stuff.
The kids are drugged because that is the easiest way to control them. It is vastly mostly boys. Boys being boys. If the teachers/schools actually disciplined the kids as in earlier times (more than 50 years ago) then the parents would likely SUE everyone in sight. It also does not help that many school districts across the country have eliminated physical education and twice a day recess. Physical education and recess allows the steam in the kids to be let out. IMHO ADHA is simply boys being boys and school personnel preferring boys behave more like girls.
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The kids are drugged because that is the easiest way to control them. It is vastly mostly boys. Boys being boys. If the teachers/schools actually disciplined the kids as in earlier times (more than 50 years ago) then the parents would likely SUE everyone in sight. It also does not help that many school districts across the country have eliminated physical education and twice a day recess. Physical education and recess allows the steam in the kids to be let out. IMHO ADHA is simply boys being boys and school personnel preferring boys behave more like girls.
Liberals.
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