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my school says im positive for ADHD

so in the mail came this faty tan envolope. it was like a whole packet of reason why i have ADHD. from how i do stuff on instict. to how i don't show emotion and have no friends. yelled at me about my inconsistent grades. and about me blurting out answers.

now they want my folks to fill out this thing to give me riddilin. and idk.

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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That sucks. It's probably a false positive due to you being anti school. Read The great ADD hoax.

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it just really bothers me. like i looked through it and apperently i was tested positive before my folks just never told me. the good thing is my parents are very anti ADD/ADHD. so ill prolly be fine unless they force it on me.

and thanks for the link 5

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You probably don't have ADHD, but even if you did, it's not something bad.
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My 6th grade homeroom teacher, a person with no medical training at all, diagnosed me with ASSBURGER Aspberger's Syndrome. That was back when I still believed the bullshit like that they forced down my throat. SO FUCKING WHAT IF I'M DIFFERENT?! That does NOT give you the right to diagnose me with mystical BULLFUCKINGSHIT mental "disorders"! Now shut up and go suck a dick.
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Ive read about the hoax and I agree with mostly all of it

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So now your school are doctors?

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|55555| Wrote:That sucks. It's probably a false positive due to you being anti school.
Plus ADHD is overfucking diagnosed anyway.

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Trar Wrote:My 6th grade homeroom teacher, a person with no medical training at all, diagnosed me with ASSBURGER Aspberger's Syndrome. That was back when I still believed the bullshit like that they forced down my throat. SO FUCKING WHAT IF I'M DIFFERENT?! That does NOT give you the right to diagnose me with mystical BULLFUCKINGSHIT mental "disorders"! Now shut up and go suck a dick.

I have Aspergers, they don't do much to you at all. Hell there's more pros than cons to aspergers. But I was diagnosed by doctors, so I guess mines more definite than yours Biggrin
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Hmm.. I wanted to post a link to a video, but it didn't work out (I'm in school). I'll post it when I get back home.

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I will call bullshit to when any school says a student has ADHD/ADD.

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be thankful and snort them pills

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pyromaniac Wrote:be thankful and snort them pills

Justin leave damnit.

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ADHD is a myth.

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Well, Freak beat me to it. I've been studying psychology for a while now (I've already outrun Uni level Biggrin) and it's a very one sided argument. There's about three professionals still arguing that ADD/ADHD is really a disorder, hell they're the only ones that think it exists at all. The other professionals are coming up with very convincing arguments that make a lot of sense. The only reason "ADD/ADHD" is still diagnosed is to simplify things. So if people ever push it just call them bullshit artists.

Also, VG Cats is so awesome Biggrin

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火 Wrote:Also, VG Cats is so awesome Biggrin

But of course.

"I heard a joke once. Man goes to doctor says "I'm terribly depressed". Doctor says "I know just what you should do. Poliacci the clown is in town, go see him, you'll be cheered right up." The man bursts into tears. "But Doctor, I am Poliacci." Funny joke. Roll on snare drum. Everyone laugh."

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pyromaniac Wrote:be thankful and snort them pills

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Don't take the Ritalin. They're not treating you for ADHD, they're treating you for a PERSONALITY.
There's nothing fucking wrong with you.
My mother told me that when I was little, she and my dad were talking to another couple of parents. I was running around and being my own hyper self, and one of the parents said, 'She's really hyper. You might want to get her checked out for ADD...'
My mom said that my dad had never been so publicly angry. He stood up for me, which makes me feel really smiley inside. Thank GOD I wasn't fed none of that shit (Ritalin AND all of the bullshit they TELL you about the 'disease') when I was little, I'd be a depressive cutting emo child now if I had been.

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rubbish. there is no such thing as ADHD is bullshit people make up so they can shove pills down your throat and so the drug companies get payed for making useless drugs.
its all a hoax
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Don't listen to them,those psychologists can cram their papers up their ass.
Firsts things first DON'T let them run your life and change to who YOU DON'T want to be.
Another thing is you can pretend your cured or end up not going to see them anymore.

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ADHD isn't a myth. Some people really do have problems with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere significantly with their life.

Interpreting those things only as a disorder, is questionable -- they can be interpreted as personality or temperament, but when the problems are really severe, it can be useful to think of it as a disorder (or something along those lines.)

I think the problem you're all addressing is when the ADHD label (and medication) is pushed on students primarily because they fail to conform to the expectations of school. That should be fought. But when these symptoms actually get in the way of a person doing what THEY want to do, interfering with their life, then there IS a legitimate problem that should be analyized, researched, and treated in the way the person sees fit.

Traditionally, before the ADHD label someone with these symptoms would be thought of purely as misbehaving or lazy. The concept of ADHD is, in many ways, a step above that because it recognizes that these difficulties can be very unintentional and severe in some people.
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xcriteria Wrote:ADHD isn't a myth. Some people really do have problems with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere significantly with their life.

Interpreting those things only as a disorder, is questionable -- they can be interpreted as personality or temperament, but when the problems are really severe, it can be useful to think of it as a disorder (or something along those lines.)

I think the problem you're all addressing is when the ADHD label (and medication) is pushed on students primarily because they fail to conform to the expectations of school. That should be fought. But when these symptoms actually get in the way of a person doing what THEY want to do, interfering with their life, then there IS a legitimate problem that should be analyized, researched, and treated in the way the person sees fit.

Traditionally, before the ADHD label someone with these symptoms would be thought of purely as misbehaving or lazy. The concept of ADHD is, in many ways, a step above that because it recognizes that these difficulties can be very unintentional and severe in some people.


Positively. But if an individual is noticing that they can't sit still or do what they want, let the INDIVIDUAL, not necessarily teachers or parents, ask their doctors about it.
All of this diagnosing 5 year olds and giving them what's basically crack with a PG rating is F'd up.

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Carla Franklin may be a whore. She may be a wonderful, kind, moral woman. Seeing as I don't know her personally, I cannot know for sure. However, I find her actions (suing Google, requesting the personal info of her critics, getting angry over random internet idiocy that she should ignore and be bigger than, trying to get this site in trouble because of a few users' commentary on the situation, etc.) pretty ridiculous and unwarranted. If she didn't want people to to be talking about/judging her, well 1. that's impossible, she's a human, and 2. she shouldn't have been a model or agreed to be on film. AND 3. she DEFINITELY shouldn't have sued Google and made all this fuss over a few random idiots whom she probably won't ever know expressing their opinion. Mmkay? MMKAY.
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its not crack. most people dont take it cause they dont give you that high of a dosage. atleast not high enough to make you high

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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Save up..?

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It's not like they care whether you have it or not...

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Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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