Insanity over ADHD

This requires little comment really, other than to say that for the sake of the next generation i wish educators would stop permitting such nonsense to be perpetrated on innocent children. It almost amounts to a human rights issue!

“There’s a tremendous push where if the kid’s behavior is thought to be quote-unquote abnormal – if they’re not sitting quietly at their desk – that’s pathological, instead of just childhood.”
DR. JEROME GROOPMAN, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, on the dramatic rise in the number of children diagnosed with, and given medication for, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


One Response

  1. Hi Mark

    I just saw this note about “Insanity over ADHD”, and cannot agree more.
    To provide an example, when the teachers couldnt figure out a way to get my 2nd grader to cooperate in the class (he refused to write), they almost suggested ADHD and suggested referring him to the counselor. The counselor, luckily, was a good one and noticed nothing wrong with the child except lack of focus on a single activity – which I, as a mother, recognize as his way of avoiding certain tasks.

    This sort of made me realize that some of the biggest blunders in a child’s growing years can happen at school!


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