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My recent posts got me to thinking about the term mental illness and how stigma-laden it remains to this day. As a society, we’ve come a long way from the bad old days when most people were too ashamed to … Continue reading
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I was planning to write an overview of the recent controversy in this area concerning frequency of childhood ADHD diagnosis and treatment with stimulant medication. This very lively exchange of expert and personal views was touched off by a New … Continue reading
A reconsideration of Alan Sroufe’s article in the New York Times about ADHD symptoms, as well as the rebuttals and reactions from Harold S. Koplewicz and Judth Warner. Continue reading
Recent studies have shown that there is no evidence to support the “inborn defect” theory of attention deficit disorder, and that drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall have no lasting effect on ADHD symptoms. Continue reading