March 30, 2014

IT USED TO BE KNOWN AS BOYHOOD:

Children's hyperactivity 'is not a real disease', says US expert (Daniel Boffey, 3/29/14, The Observer)

One of the world's leading neuroscientists, whose work has been acknowledged by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not "a real disease". [...]

[P]erry, a senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas, said he was concerned that children were being labelled as having ADHD when that merely described the symptoms of a range of different physiological problems. The symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness over a sustained period.

Perry added that clinicians were also too readily prescribing psychostimulants to children when the evidence suggested there were no long-term benefits. Animal studies have raised concerns over the potential for damage to be done.

It's just about controlling the bahavior of males.
Posted by at March 30, 2014 7:31 AM
  
blog comments powered by Disqus
« THEY ARE WHO THE BROTHERHOOD WERE ACCUSED OF BEING: | Main | KNOWING YOUR ALLIES: »