The 5 Minute ADHD Myth Demolish
You hear it all the time: No sugar, Broken Brain, ADHD Boys Can’t Sit Still.
I could go on. But, I won’t.
Let’s Look at The First Myth:
Kids From Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Have More ADHD
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry says this about Causes of ADHD:
The prevalence of children with hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattention is greater in disadvantaged, large inner city environments.
(I need one of those annoying game show buzzers I can turn on when you get done reading that crap.)
(You need to read that in the “Hulk SMASH” voice that’s in my head. If you didn’t please return to the capital D above and re-read.)
Scotland Yard, or something like that, said this about children in pedestrian accidents:
Previous studies have demonstrated the higher incidence of child pedestrian accidents occurring in deprived or disadvantaged areas.
The risk of death for child pedestrians is highly class related. Children in the lowest socio-economic group are over 4 times more likely to be killed as pedestrians than their counterparts in the highest socio-economic group.
And in Jolly Old England:
The researchers, from Essex University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research, discovered that in England and Scotland, there is a particularly strong link between the number of books a family owns and how well their child performs in maths tests.
And I could go on, and on, with example after example and all their yapping really just means that, after all these few hundred centuries, common sense persists:
Kids from higher income homes have more advantages than kids from socially and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
So socially and economically kids aren’t predispositioned to ADHD. Period.
Now you can remove it from your tome full of “Causes of ADHD.”