Rich People Can Be Really Stupid

Marin County, California is one of the country’s wealthiest counties.  It also has one of the lowest rates of childhood vaccinations.

Which is probably why it has the second highest rate of whooping cough (a disease which should no longer exist in the U. S.) in California.  Ten babies died of whooping cough in California in 2010.

But these same people have no qualms about stuffing their kids full of ADHD drugs, because no one in this county can accept that their kid isn’t just average in school.  Lake Wobegon on the Pacific.

Between the crazy bible people and the crazy new age people, this country is going to hell.

The Epidemic of ADHD Diagnoses

How can this be?

Almost one in five of American high school boys is being diagnosed with ADHD.  In the South, it’s almost one in four.

Children on Medicaid are diagnosed at rates about one-third higher than those who are not.

Taking ADHD medication can result in drug addiction and even psychosis.

Diagnoses have gone up more than 50% in the last decade.

Something is disturbingly, dangerously wrong here.  And I think it’s with our parents, schools, and doctors, not with our children.

For more see “More Diagnoses of Hyperactivity Causing Concern,” Alan Schwarz and Sarah Cohen, NYT