Wednesday, June 15, 2005

ADHD

The National Institute of Health in the US is one of the largest biomedical research institutes in the world. In January of 2005 the NIH stated that there is not enough evidence to say with certainly that ADD/ADHD is a brain disorder.

It would be a good idea if the NIH and the FDA got together for a cup of tea and a bit of a chat. (Ed. note... there is not enough evidence to say that ADD/ADHD is even a disorder, let alone a brain disorder.)

Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies like Shire continue to insist with regard to ADD/ADHD that: “There is no debate, no controversy, no question: this is a ‘neurobiological disorder’ affecting between three and seven percent of school age children.”

And this is the line that psychiatrists continue to peddle, because this is the line that keeps psychiatrists in business. It is a bald faced lie, and the sooner the psychs who push these drugs are out of business the better for the mental health of the world.

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