The medical profession increases the classifications that require their bogus treatments.

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Always makes me laugh with ADHD. It’s very difficult to define.

Our daughter is hard work and runs us ragged every day. We don’t feed her fizzy pop and chocolate and other food substances with chemicals (aspartame being one) that can send a child loopy. A lot of parents do it though to shut them up and keep them quiet. They don’t realise the long-term effects of this.

I do think ADHD is mis-diagnosed a lot of the time as kids at an early age just want to learn and run around all the time; their brain is like a sponge at an early age waiting to absorb what the world has to offer.

The more sinister aspect is that when parents go to their doctor stating that their kids are ‘hyperactive’ or ‘uncontrollable’ then doctors are all to keen to prescribe Ritalin and other potentially dangerous substances ‘just to keep the child quiet’.

And yet again… the big pharmaceutical companies profit from other peoples’ misery. 

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Psychiatry’s revamped DSM guidebook fuels debate

For ADHD, the definition is being broadened, meaning the disorder could be diagnosed in more children. In the case of autism, the opposite is true.
The new criteria are among the changes that will be released with the publication this weekend of the long-awaited guidebook that psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians use to diagnose mental disorders. It’s the first major update in nearly 20 years. The 947-page tome by the American Psychiatric Association adds some new disorders, broadens criteria for existing ones and tightens them for other illnesses.
The highly controversial decisions involved in producing the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, have a potentially broad impact: They can affect which services children receive in schools, what treatments patients receive from doctors and even how people are viewed by society.
Experts involved in the guidebook say the changes will give clinicians greater precision in diagnoses and treatments. Critics counter that the new language will make it too easy to turn the stresses of ordinary life into mental illnesses, resulting in some people getting too much treatment.
For the first time, for example, someone who experiences severe grief after the death of a loved one — including extreme sadness, decreased appetite, fatigue and the inability to sleep — could receive a diagnosis of major depressive disorder. A patient whose mental decline is mild, but seems more serious than normal, could receive a diagnosis of mild neurocognitive disorder, which is new to the DSM-5.
Also new: Someone who repeatedly overeats could get a diagnosis of binge-eating disorder. A person who allows possessions to fill up the home could have hoarding disorder. The manual also spotlights conditions, such as Internet gaming disorder, that merit further research before being included as official diagnoses.
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2 Responses to “The medical profession increases the classifications that require their bogus treatments.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Always makes me laugh with ADHD. It’s very difficult to define.

    Our daughter is hard work and runs us ragged every day. We don’t feed her fizzy pop and chocolate and other food substances with chemicals (aspartame being one) that can send a child loopy. A lot of parents do it though to shut them up and keep them quiet. They don’t realise the long-term effects of this.

    I do think ADHD is mis-diagnosed a lot of the time as kids at an early age just want to learn and run around all the time; their brain is like a sponge at an early age waiting to absorb what the world has to offer.

    The more sinister aspect is that when parents go to their doctor stating that their kids are ‘hyperactive’ or ‘uncontrollable’ then doctors are all to keen to prescribe Ritalin and other potentially dangerous substances ‘just to keep the child quiet’.

    And yet again… the big pharmaceutical companies profit from other peoples’ misery.

  2. Anonymous says:

    ADHD should be re-named ‘LOSA’. Stands for ‘Lack Of Smacked Arse’. Or perhaps ‘PDGAF’, Parents Don’t Give A Fuck’. We have been raising children since Adam were a lad, it’s not rocket science.
    freebornman.

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