March 10, 2007

DRUGGING BOYS:

The great ADHD myth (JENNY HOPE, 3/09/07, Daily Mail)

The psychiatrist who identified attention deficit disorder - the condition blamed for the bad behaviour of hundreds of thousands of children - has admitted that many may not really be ill.

Dr Robert Spitzer said that up to 30 per cent of youngsters classified as suffering from disruptive and hyperactive conditions could have been misdiagnosed.


Admirable given his vested interest in the disorder, but absurdly conservative. There's little chance that 30% are correctly diagnosed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 10, 2007 8:21 AM
Comments

Watching kids in the playground is so much fun. The boys are acting crazy and showing off and the girls are giggling. Thus the moon and sun are in heavens and all's right with the world.

Posted by: erp at March 10, 2007 1:32 PM

Drugs are the only acceptable means teachers have to control behavior.

Posted by: msmary at March 10, 2007 7:00 PM
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