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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. ironic eggbeater

    ironic eggbeater said, over 1 year ago

    You should talk to an adult who had ADHD as a kid and ask them what they think about Ritalin. It allows them to focus on the task at hand, which they would otherwise not be able to do.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ironic eggbeater

    When used judiciously, yes these meds are great.
    BUT, too many Doctors are prescribing them way too frequently! They are being used as a substitute for proper parenting in a lot of cases.

  3. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 1 year ago

    Instead of drugs, think Michael Phelps.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Glad there’s SOMETHING you don’t blame Obama for. But no one here is blaming the Republicans for ADHD.
    Ever consider getting that paranoia treated? I am in fact a psychologist, though a researcher rather than a clinician, thank God.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Whoa! What does this have to do with liberal/conservative? And who, aside from you, even mentioned anything political? This is about drug companies pushing product and lazy doctors shutting up parents with easy prescriptions. I agree, when used judiciously, the medications have their place, but not indiscriminately.

  6. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Next door neighbor’s little girl would be the perfect example of this. Great little girl, but has no attention span. Watching the parents interact with her, THEY are the problem. They just talk at her, never make her focus, so she just does what she feels. I expect her to “diagnosed” ADHD within the next 1-2 years.

  7. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Good point.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, there’s far too many parents who see ADHD drugs as a “cure” for childhood. Just dope ‘em up, sit ’em in front of a TV, and then expect they’ll grow up into well-adjusted adults.
    Who’s got time to parent? I’ve got more reality TV to watch!

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    The school I did my student teaching at in the 90’s had a problem with Ritalin being over-prescribed and sold on the street as “butt-shots”, which sold for $20 a syringe, and you could get maybe 4 syringes per pill. I had 2 kids in my classroom, twins, who needed the drug but never got it because of their parents side business (60 pills per kid for free=120 pills a month, making $80 per pill= $9600 per month extra income).
    BTW, when I spoke to the parents at a conference, they were definitely NOT liberal – they lived off of government money, sold their free prescriptions, didn’t work, but told me to pray to Jesus that Bill Clinton lost the next election so a Republican could be elected and put the country back on course for “good Christian folks”.

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    Sorry, I was merely staving off the inevitable generalization commonly heard hear that liberals are the ones who take advantage of the free government stuff. The area was southern Indiana, in an town that votes overwhelmingly Republican and yet has an overwhelming percentage of welfare recipients compared to national averages.
    As far as it being a single incident, we were specifically told this would be happening in our classrooms at certain schools with lower income families, and apparently it is still very common, as anyone can get a doctor to prescribe Ritalin for a child, since true ADD is hard to distinguish from over-stimulation.
    Although your conclusion wouldn’t be a bad idea…

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    Touché. Five years ago, the answer to that was George W Bush. (Assuming you put the word conservative for liberal).

  12. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Cool!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    @Ms. Ima

    Feeling persecuted are we? No one has said that cockamamie thing. ADHD and ADD have nothing to do with Republicans unless they and Democrats made it easier to prescribe Adderal and Ritalin to any child for any reason.

  14. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Drugs are our friend. (Used only as directed, of course).

  15. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, over 1 year ago

    Can’t just look at the doctors; teachers love to push this on kids when they act up “too much” (aka not being able to sit down and do nothing all day).

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