OFFICIAL LEGAL DEFINITION

The following list was established by the American Psychiatric Association. It can be found in their reference manual titled “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Volume” or “DSM-IV” for short. In this manual you will find such gems as “Mathematical Disorder”, “Written Expression Disorder”, etc. No, I am not making this up. As ridiculous as this sounds, these are considered “mental illnesses” and can be found in this manual. This manual is a “go to” reference used by the public school system. Read the ADHD criteria carefully and understand that many of people involved in the drugging of the children in our school system have never taken the time to even read this supposed legal description. It is horrifying that this list is used to hook our kids on dangerous amphetamines for convenience or profits. Normal, bright, healthy kids have even died. How many more?

Diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Six or (more) of the following symptoms of INATTENTION have persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level:

Inattention

a. Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work,       

    or other activities.

b. Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.

c. Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.

d. Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, shores, or duties in

    the (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions).

e. Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities.

f. Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such

   as schoolwork or homework).

g. Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or

    tools)

h. Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.

i.  Is often forgetful in daily activities.

Hyperactivity

a. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.

b. Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.

c. Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents

   or adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness)

d. Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.

e. Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor"

f. Often talks excessively.

Impulsivity

a. Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed.

b. Often has difficulty awaiting turn.

c. Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).

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