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.

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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!

    DM

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