Saturday, December 29, 2012

ADHD is the tonsillectomy for the new age

Sir Ken Robinson compares the current wave of ADHD diagnoses to the "plague" of tonsil removals during the mid-20th Century. He argues that while ADHD may be a real condition, it is currently being over-diagnosed to treat children underperforming among rigid, one-size-fits-all educational systems.

The real problem is that intelligent parents have come to the sad realization that college (most particularly with the liberal arts) degrees are not worth the paper any are printed on...

Of course in the real world talent and intelligence is the deciding factor, counter to all of the indoctrination and political correctness funneled into the typical college puke. Most under and unemployed college nitwits without talent will of course continue to defend the pathetic higher indoctrination system. This pathetic “education” system produces compliant obedient workers and this country needs talent, skills and thinkers not what the corporate masters want obedient stupid consumers and robots.

As far as ADHD from the CDC website and interesting trend, not attached to wealth but insurance coverage - a little research does wonders.

The prevalence of reported ADHD diagnosis was significantly higher among non-Hispanic, primarily English-speaking, and insured children. Moreover, prevalence rates were significantly higher for children in families in which the most highly educated adult was a high school graduate (or had completed 12 years of education), compared with children in families in which the most highly educated adult had a higher or lower level of education. ADHD diagnosis among males was reported significantly more often in families with incomes below the poverty threshold than in families with incomes at or above the poverty threshold. Rates of reported diagnosis among females were not significantly different across the three levels of poverty. Prevalence varied substantially by state, from a low of 5.0% in Colorado to a high of 11.1% in Alabama (Figure 2).


...the warm, the richly coloured, the infinitely friendly world of soma-holiday. How kind, how good-looking, how delightfully amusing every one was!  - Brave New World

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