January 9, 2014

ALL ABOUT CONTROLLING BOYS:

ADHD does not exist (Kyle Smith, January 4, 2014, NY Post)

After a long career treating patients complaining of such problems as short attention spans and an inability to focus, Saul is convinced that ADHD is a collection of symptoms, not a disease, and shouldn't be listed in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

Treating ADHD as a disease is a huge mistake, according to Saul. Imagine walking into a doctor's office with severe abdominal pains and simply being prescribed painkillers. Then you walk away, pain-free. Later you die of appendicitis.

Patients show up at the clinic with their own ADHD diagnoses these days, simply because ADHD is in the air all around us -- and because they want to score some delightful drugs..., or because their parents want an easy way to get them to sit down and shut up.
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