The folks at Top Masters In Education created an infographic about the 10% of children in the United States that suffer with mental illness and other mental disorders. I’m sharing it here for readers’ education and critical scrutiny.
Personally, I am of the mindset that while mental disorders in children is a real thing and each year many children and teens do, in fact, go un-diagnosed, the exponentially increasing diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other attention deficit disorders in children, especially boys may be unnecessary, excessive and on a negative trajectory.
I truly believe that we may be failing our young boys here in America by not exploring other solutions for handling their excess energy and excitability. Further, there may be answers in the food supply, our education system and our increasing reliance on electronic games and devices to babysit antsy boys who need to release excess energies more so than boys.
The answer may not be increased mental disorders diagnoses but rather more comprehensive exploration into alternative causes and solutions.
Anyway, I’m off my soap box. Check out the infographic and let me know what you think in the comments: