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November 19, 2011


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It's kind of sad how fired up people get over ADD these days. Despite all of the clinical trials and studies and proof and scientific consensus, a TON of people still think ADHD is "made up" or "the parents' fault".

Now THAT is a Dark Ages mentality, if you ask me.

Great post!

Kathleen Christensen

Pat, beautifully put. I so agree with you!

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Unfortunately, parents will often feel guilty, whether they chose to medicate or not. You just never know if the other way would have worked out differently, if certain issues would have been spared. It's too bad people have to attack others about it, rather than respecting the decisions of others.

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Kathleen Christensen

Karen, yes, so true and so sad that people often feel guilty about whatever path they choose. We're all doing our best! And can't agree more that we shouldn't attack each other about our different choices. I guess we shouldn't judge or attack ourselves either!

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