Statement of the Honorable Dan Burton
Today we are going to talk about a group of symptoms known as attention disorders. In the last two decades, we have heard more and more about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
How are Attention Disorders Diagnosed?
When you take your child to your doctor, instead of blood tests and a thorough medical evaluation, you have a conversation about the school's checklist and leave a few minutes later with a prescription for your young child for a psychotropic drug.
Did the doctor test your child for a thyroid disorder? Did your doctor test for heavy metal toxicities? Did your doctor talk to you about your child's allergies? Did your doctor even mention nutrition or possible food sensitivities? Did your doctor ask you if your child's IQ had been tested and if he was gifted? Probably not.
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