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Chace Crawford Says He Was "Overprescribed" Meds As A Kid!

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Say what?

Chace Crawford believes he was "overprescribed" medication to treat Attention Deficit Disorder as a kid because he thinks he was misdiagnosed.

He explains:

"I don't know, but I don't think I am ADD. Now I'm much more interested in knowledge and learning. I watch a lot of documentaries and news, I have a hunger for that. As a kid, I was more interested in daydreaming and friends.

"They used to really overprescribe that stuff. (But) maybe it was good I took a little bit of medication, y'know? To help facilitate my schoolwork."

Yikes!

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14 comments to “Chace Crawford Says He Was "Overprescribed" Meds As A Kid!”



  1. 1

    Its unfortuante that this happens, but it is very common, especially for younger school age boys, to be misdiagnosed and overperscribed ADD or ADHD medication. While some children do suffer from the disorders, i belive alot of parents and doctors want to believe there is something wrong with a child that doesnt pay attention in school, while in alot of cases, the child just isnt interested in school. However some children do have ADD and ADHD, and for them medication is needed, however i believe alot of medication is given to parents without the proper knowledge on the medication's affect on the child, such as severe depression, weight gain, and becoming extremley paranoid. I wish more research was being done and mor einformation was just given to parents and children, as msot people just trust their doctors.

  2. WTF35 says – reply to this


    2

    I hope he keeps talking about it because it is a major problem in this country! Boys are only allowed to be boys if they are prescribed ADHD meds!



  3. 3

    I think 99% of "ADD" cases are misdiagnosed. It's great this man is able to realize that, instead of use his "ADD" as a crutch.

    Meds are the last thing kids need.



  4. 4

    maybe that was his way of getting drugs when he was a kid? u never know..



  5. 5

    HAHA Not surprising. I actually went to middle school and high school with Chase and his sis Candice. They were, by far, not the only ones misdiagnosed with ADD. 90% of the students in the school would go to a special room for ADD kids during exams.

    There, teachers would watch you as you tried to solve a problem….if you didn't answer it in 2 seconds, they just gave you the answer!! No wonder Chase and Candice were A+ students!!

    Not to mention..I have it on good authority that their mother was giving them appetite suppresors around the age of 12….



  6. 6

    He's right - ADD is way over diagnosed. Quite often, what a kid needs is consistent parenting and a better diet (less sugar and crap).



  7. 7

    im pretty sure when he says they used to overprescribe that stuff he means they prescribed it to more people than they needed to, not that they prescribed the wrong amout



  8. 8

    If he didn't have ADD the meds would have had the opposite affect on him.
    Kids with ADD/ADHD will become more hyper on medication if they don't have it. If they do have it, the meds will calm them.
    He is a moron and needs to just stop talking and look pretty.



  9. 9

    My nephew was diagnosed with ADD when he was in middle school. I was very impressed that the school took an active approach to teaching these kids without relying on medication. They studied and found that most of these kids were very gifted and board. They found out what stimulated them most…math and science or reading. Once the kids that were math oriented had math they couldn't concentrate the rest of the day and vice versa for the reading kids. They designed programs so that they didn't compete with their gifts and scheduled the time to get their most attention. If a kid got particularly side-tracked for instance with a math topic, they let that kid just work that problem in the back of the room for the rest of the day if he needed to. The issue was that they let the kids feel comfortable enough with the teachers to let them know what was going on. They didn't criticize the kids for raising their hand and going to the back of the room while the teacher switched gears. The kids excelled rather than floundered.



  10. 10

    Re: NavyWifey1227 – He didn't say that he was hyper or not on the meds. He could have been a zombie and emotionally detached which happens when you have ADD and take those meds. I have seen kids that have become zombies on that stuff.



  11. 11

    I belive him, I am a female and they tried to put me on med for ADD when i was young because I was acting out. I don't have ADD and never have. This is a major prolem in this country, and if they ever told me my kids were I would tell them to f off. My question is why are they so quick to say kids are are they getting kick backs. My parents belived them, and I told them flat out get the meds but Im not swallowing, but imagine the kids that aren't listened too. PATHETIC!



  12. 12

    Sorry, but Chace Crawford obviously has no idea what ADD even is. I dated a guy for a year with severe ADD who had a strong commitment to learning and an endless thirst for news and knowledge, this has nothing to do with anything. And yes, he was medicated too as a child. Like my ex-boyfriend, I suspect Chace is also in major denial of his problems but I guarantee everyone in his life knows about it, they are the ones that have to live with it.



  13. 13

    it's even worse today - every child acting a bit wild or loud, showing some potty mouth is not cared for but put on medication calling it having ADD - it's just ridiculous who lazy parents are (teacher often are not allowed to assist cause parents say they are the only ones who have to decide - or the other side: they want to do the teacher all the rising up cause they are too lazy).

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


    14

    Many children were diagnosed and give drugs based on shaky premises in shallow teacher's misguided attempts to shove them all into controllable boxes. Used to be that the very wide range of behavior was tolerated and considered normal by educators. Then they considered it an inconvenience, and called it a disability to justify tranquilizing them. Just my opinion.