At what point did boredom become a mental disorder? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seems to have become an epidemic in the United States, with roughly 19% of Americans diagnosed.

Meanwhile, in France, the diagnosis rate is only .5%. So what explains such a wide disparity?

Well, first and foremost, one must recognize that ADHD is an extremely questionable "disorder". A few decades ago, ADHD would have just been called "boredom".

In fact, even Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn of the Royal College of General Practitioners stated, "ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction."

Do schoolchildren have a "deficit in attention", or are they just bored out of their minds?

When you can't pay attention during a boring film, do you assume it's because you have a mental disorder that inhibits your ability to focus?

Of course not!

You walk out of the theater and demand a refund!

Instead of questioning what we feed our kids, or the schools we put them in, our default assumption is that there's something inherently wrong with our children.

This mentality not only justifies poor dieting and schooling environments, but it also justifies the mainstream pharmaceutical industry that profits by selling "treatments" for what are often overblown or over diagnosed mental "disorders."

Contrarily, in France, ADHD is preferably treated with socializing and talk therapy, rather than harmful chemicals that come with numerous side-effects and create addictions.

As Paul Fassa of describes it:
Psychiatrists traded in their note pads used in talk therapy for prescription pads as their professional stature diminished a few decades ago... So then psychiatrists could have patients visit for 15 minutes then prescribe them pharmaceuticals.
Even more disturbing is the fact that Ritalin is a stimulant that is chemically similar to cocaine in molecular structure. We "stimulate" kids with "stimulants" because school isn't "stimulating" enough for them.

While the "war on drugs" targets non-violent pot smokers, it completely ignores the toxic and unnecessary drugs pushed onto children by Big Pharma.