Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shades of Things to Come (Obamacare)

Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from Sweden found.
It also showed in dramatic fashion how much more prone people with ADHD are to break the law — four to seven times more likely than others.
The findings suggest that Ritalin, Adderall and other drugs that curb hyperactivity and boost attention remain important beyond the school-age years and that wider use of these medications in older patients might help curb crime.
"There definitely is a perception that it's a disease of childhood and you outgrow your need for medicines," said Dr. William Cooper, a pediatrics and preventive medicine professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. "We're beginning to understand that ADHD is a condition for many people that really lasts throughout their life."
Except, a lot of people believe that ADHD doesn't even exist.  In fact, no one has been able to prove that it does, beyond a diagnosis without objective medical findings.  So, one could also state that ADHD is a result of poor parenting, or poor diet (which is associative to the former). 

In fact, one could say that ADHD is just a sham.  But, that's not why I posted this article.  Here's the reason:
 Using Swedish national registers, researchers studied about 16,000 men and 10,000 women ages 15 and older who had been diagnosed with ADHD. The country has national health care, so information was available on all drugs prescribed.
That's right, folks.  In countries with national health care, any university/researcher can reach right in and grab your medical records that reflect just what medication you happen to prefer.  Enjoy your privacy for the present, because it is FREAKIN gone in the future.  All hail Obamacare.

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