Just different. . CHILDHOOD IS NIOT A DISEASE. I am not saying this applies to these 3 pictures. But maybe, just MAYBE, the things that were said in 1980 was because noone knew any better, and the people mak

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#7 - natteravnen (03/28/2014) [+] (18 replies)
I am not saying this applies to these 3 pictures.

But maybe, just MAYBE, the things that were said in 1980 was because noone knew any better, and the people making these statements are now more qualified?
User avatar #9 - demandsgayversion (03/28/2014) [+] (7 replies)
1977: The Force
1999: Midechlorians
User avatar #33 - maxismahname (03/28/2014) [+] (4 replies)
1500: Satan
2010: Cancer
Damn those medical professionals over complicating things and naming them even though they already have names
User avatar #24 - flyingvivo (03/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Yeah because ADHD is totally made up.
Yes it is over diagnosed but it's real none the less.
#21 - kaywillwo (03/28/2014) [-]
OP, **** you.
#56 - Wumbologist (03/29/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I'll give you ADHD being way over-diagnosed, but bipolar disorder and depression are both very real conditions that require treatment, and no, they are not synonymous with normal development. Ignorant **** like this is what causes us to completely ignore mental health to the extent we do in this country.

The second and third most common causes of death in children and young adults in 2010 were suicide and homicide. www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_06.pdf In fact, this was the cause of death for 30% of all deaths for this demographic. Restated, 30% of deaths in the United States for children and young adults were caused by issues of MENTAL HEALTH, meaning, yes, depression and other disorders.

tl;dr OP has no idea what he's talking about and is promoting a culture that ignores the real concerns of mental health.
User avatar #1 - theladystrangler (03/28/2014) [+] (18 replies)
"ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease"

~Leon Eisenburg, the father of psychiatric medication.
User avatar #5 to #1 - husidusidu (03/28/2014) [-]
ADHD is real, but not in the way it's diagnosed today. Ritaline is some heavy **** and way to much abused.
User avatar #48 - thegrayfox (03/29/2014) [-]
Yes, because advances is our understand of human psychology and physiology is a bad thing.

That's like saying "durrrr, whatever happened to fire, earth, air and water?"
Science.
User avatar #23 - pennstate (03/28/2014) [-]
Society might give out more excuses out to people, but those are some real things that make life hell for people. **** you.
#115 - palindromia (03/29/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Here's the thing. Medicine and psychiatry have come a long way since 1980. What was once thought to be just "ants in your pants" is now recognized by professionals as legitimate disorder(s). Now of course all of this could be the result of pharmaceutical greed and some cases could be misdiagnosed, but to be honest, I'm more inclined to trust professionals with experience than some random ******* post on some random ******* website by some random ******* guy. Just because someone is handed a sum of money doesn't mean they've completely thrown out their integrity.
This is how **** like Illuminati conspiracies and "9/11 Truth" get started.
User avatar #61 - shadowbreech (03/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
That first picture isn't ADHD, it's ADD.
ADHD is when you can't focus and you can't sit still (or you're about 7), while ADD is just when you can't focus on things and just start daydreaming.
Just sharing what I know.
#47 - unoriginalposter (03/29/2014) [-]
My 21 yr old sister is still a child?
#45 - sketchysketchist (03/29/2014) [-]
**sketchysketchist rolled image**

That's because we grew in the medical field and can understand medical reasons for certain problems kids are having.
Kinda like how we all now stand up against bullying. Not to defend all those little ***** who need to be bullied to grow the **** up, but because we struggled growing up because some **** stain took out his aggressions on you because you were to timid to tell him to **** off and none of the teachers did **** when you reported the issue.
User avatar #40 - pokimone (03/29/2014) [-]
Or... Or... We didn't know what those things were... and we found out. Now, I'm not one to belittle mental illness, I don't believe that someone should be judged for it. However, I feel it should be clincally diagnosed, and a lot of those kids with ADHD were told they had it by parents, and a lot of teens call themselves depressed or bipolar without ever actually seeing a doctor. However, the fact remains that these things actually exist, and there is clincal proof they do from MRI scans. Saying they're normal is the same as saying Obesity is okay, or that injections cause autism.
#122 - helenwheels (03/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
It's true. Over diagnosing and over medicating children is wrong.

But we should also accept that a lot of people, children and teens included do suffer from those disorders. And should receive help.
#52 - redzeopoweranger ONLINE (03/29/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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User avatar #42 - undeadmaus (03/29/2014) [-]
A lot of serious conditions were shrugged off like that in the past. However it is true that people nowadays are prone to self diagnosing themselves with problems.
#29 - hotmammoth (03/28/2014) [-]
How the **** do you compare daydreaming to ADHD?
I worked at a kindergarten a while back taking specific care of a child who had ADHD, and I'd be gracious if he was daydreaming even half as much as he was standing on his head.
#79 - thempc (03/29/2014) [-]
somebody had to say it
#49 - darkor ONLINE (03/29/2014) [+] (2 replies)
**darkor rolled image** my fictional disease
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