Children are getting diagnosed with ADHD every single day. But neurologists have a huge problem with this because they think kids are being misdiagnosed. Children are naturally hyper and have tons of energy, but doctors prescribe them Ritalin, which causes many issues. It causes liver damage, suicidal thoughts, and suppresses puberty.
Slacker doesn’t think this is as real as people make it out to be. He thinks children are always going to be crazy and just be kids. They are going to be messy—every kid is at some point. I am a parent and there are days my wife and I struggle but that doesn’t mean they have ADHD. He thinks we live in a world where we want answers and we want them fast, so people go to prescription drugs.
Steve says when he was young as a kid no one had ADHD. Steve says that there are stories out there where kids take the medicine and they feel like their lives are terrible. He dates single moms and he has never met a mom where her child has ADHD. They’re like normal kids.
Do you think ADHD is real?
I think that there is such a thing as hyper behavior, but I don’t think people should be drugging up their kids. If they act up-- discipline them. If they can’t concentrate—change their diet, let them get some more sleep. Every kid goes through this stuff. I did. And guess what? I don’t have ADHD.
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