children

Millions of young, simply immature children being misdiagnosed with ADHD

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: ADHA, children, misdiagnosed

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ben and Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Harvard research links fluoridated water to ADHD, mental disorders
Delicious
(NaturalNews) The criteria for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become so broad and all-inclusive that millions of young children around the world who are simply just immature -- they are kids, after all -- are being branded as ill and in need of psychotropic medications. These are the conclusions that have been made in an 11-year study out of Canada that revealed a much higher rate of ADHD diagnoses among younger children compared to older children, which indicates a rampant epidemic of misdiagnoses.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia tracked ADHD diagnosis and medication rates among nearly one million students who were between the ages of six and 12 during the period of December 1, 1997, and November 30, 2008. With a cutoff date of December 31 for admission into school as a first-time kindergartner, children born before this date were compared to those born after it, who were required to wait an extra year to begin attending school.

The findings, which were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed that those who were born in December before the cutoff date were 39 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and 48 percent more likely to be taking ADHD drugs like Ritalin, than children born after the December cutoff date. In other words, the youngest children in kindergarten were far more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the older kids, which points to a simple maturity disparity rather than a disease.

"The relative maturity of children is affecting the diagnosis, so in other words, the lack of maturity in younger children is making them more likely to get the diagnosis, and we can interpret that as the fact that sometimes a lack maturity is being misinterpreted as symptoms of a neurobehavioral disorder of ADHD," said Richard Morrow, a health research analyst with UBC's Therapeutics Initiative and lead researcher to CBC News.

Both the study's large sample size and clearly disparate diagnosis rates between age groups indicates that potentially millions of perfectly normal kids are having their livelihoods, and their brains, robbed from them by being forced to take dangerous psychotropic and antipsychotic medications, many of which have been shown to cause cardiovascular problems, organ dysfunction, and brain damage (http://www.cchrint.org).

In fact, the entire concept of ADHD appears to be a fraud to begin with, as the very existence of this so-called disease is based on a lot of pseudoscience and not much actual evidence (http://www.naturalnews.com/020227.html).

Sources for this article include:

http://www.cbc.ca

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.