The vast majority of Ritalin and Adderall is given to school children to treat an alleged disease called ADHD. Children who suffer from ADHD are said to be inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. They often get bored easily in class, squirm in their seats, are always on the go, or don?t get along with other students or the teacher.
In other words, many children diagnosed with ADHD may simply be bright, normal kids, full of energy and bored out of their minds sitting in public-school classrooms.
In his testimony to the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee, Bruce Wiseman, National President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Cheap Viktor Arvidsson Hat , stated that ?thousands of children put on psychiatric drugs are simply ?smart.?? He quoted the late Sydney Walker, a psychiatrist and neurologist, as saying,
?They?re hyper not because their brains don?t work right, but because they spend most of the day waiting for slower students to catch up with them. These students are bored to tears, and people who are bored fidget, wiggle, scratch, stretch, and (especially if they are boys) start looking for ways to get into trouble."
Boredom is not the only reason children can exhibit symptoms of ADHD. Perfectly normal children who are over-active (have a lot of energy), rebellious Cheap Scott Hartnell Hat , impulsive, day-dreamers, sensitive, undisciplined, bored easily (because they