[LMB] On ADHD/obesity

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Oct 14 13:43:49 BST 2019


In that case, 90% of the people I see are obese. Including the one in my mirror.
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On obesity.
I don’t know how it is in your country, but in my place, whenever there is a article on obesity, there is a picture of a morbidly obese child to accompany this story.
Hardly anyone knows how just obesity looks like. Let alone overweight.
I hope this image works. The child in the middle is obese.
https://images.app.goo.gl/k3GbujD66PB5p8pN9

Mieke, lifelong obese.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Half of what we call madness is just some poor slob dealing with pain by a strategy that annoys the people around him - Lois McMaster Bujold



> Op 14 okt. 2019 om 06:36 heeft WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> het volgende geschreven:
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> I know it exists. I just need to see Hazel on a day when a parent has forgotten her medication. Or late afternoons when we got up at 3:00 am for balloons and her medication wore off.
> Then there are the meltdowns. Not good for her or anyone around her. In the bad old days, they just said it was a bad kid.
> However, schools drop recess and PE and then wonder why kids (mostly boys) have trouble sitting still. Or why more kids are overweight.
> I do have some problems with the statistics I keep hearing, namely that 30% of the children are obese. I spend a lot of time with my granddaughters and their classes and while one or two kids are what we used to call “chunky” none are obese. Now part of that may be that the school system or parents here are doing a better job but that would be a first. It seems to me that either their methodology is wrong or their definitions.
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> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
> William A Wenrich
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> A lot of those who claim that sincere cases of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder do not exist cite the lack of occurrence in the Good Old Days.  I take it as given that many of those written off as "incorrigible" had medical issues we would note today.
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