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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
The upcoming revision to the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual will purportedly eliminate Asperger’s Syndrome as a diagnosis, once again calling into question the scientific precision and validity of psychological diagnosis. Continue reading
The widespread acceptance of diagnostic labels corresponding to discrete forms of mental illness, akin to recognizable physical syndromes and ailments, deprives our emotional life of its meaning and reduces all suffering to “biology”. In the process, it encourages a kind of passivity and fosters a belief that exerting will power and developing self-control are beyond us. Continue reading