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102: Dr. Marilyn Wedge - There's No Such Thing As ADHD

By Dr. Jesse Chappus & Marni Wasserman

Dr. Marilyn Wedge is a family therapist, author, and popular speaker, with more than twenty years of experience helping children, teens, and families. She's also written for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. In this episode, we discuss: Children in the US being diagnosed with ADHD is on the rise Drugs being used as performance enhancers in high schools and colleges Kids in the US are being stripped of their childhood How children diagnosed with ADHD can benefit schools Artificial food colourings and preservatives have been shown to cause hyperactivity in kids Young people in the US spend between 6 and 8 hours a day in front of electronic screens Kids mimic the behaviour of their parents Fast paced cartoons negatively effect kid's focus and attention Boys have more energy which leads to them getting diagnosed with ADHD more often 2 ways medical journals are corrupt The negative side effects of ADHD drugs There's no such thing as ADHD Trauma sensitive schools Schools are slowly coming around, making positive changes Links to things we mentioned: Sunwarrior <== 10% off all Sunwarrior products (free shipping over $100)* Dr. Marilyn Wedge's website Dr. Marilyn Wedge - A Disease Called Childhood (book) United States*/Canada* Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on iTunes, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Play Music. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community here. 4. Download our Habits app for iOS. You choose the healthy habits you want to implement and maintain and our app will help keep you on track. Download Habits app here. 5. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

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