Prominent psychiatrist admits
he helped invent ADHD as a disease
father of ADHD announced a few months before his death that 'ADHD is a prime example
of a fictitious disease'
Natural News August
by Paul Fassa
Many vaguely understand
that the American
Psychiatric Association (APA) keeps making up diseases as they continue developing
new issues of their DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Recently, a founding father
of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), announced a few months before
his death that
ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.
After turning 87 years old,
American psychiatrist Dr. Leon Eisenberg made this statement to the German weekly
Der Spiegel and seven months later, he died. Apparently, he had decided to come
clean and confess before moving to the beyond.
Dr. Eisenberg was among
the committee of psychiatrists who put together the DMS II in 1968. He had initially
coined the term hyperkinetic reaction of childhood, which was described
and agreed upon by the committee and confirmed by a small percentage of APA members
as a mental disorder. Later, the term was altered to the current ADHD.
is no biological proof or test to determine exactly what chemicals are out
of balance in the brain for ADHD or any other disorder. Most psychiatric
drugs are unnecessary at least. And they have often caused suicide and homicide.
Then there are the milder
adverse reactions that include feeling depressed or not like oneself and even
physically out of sorts among those taking psychotropics for mental disorders
created by committees.
An epidemic of pharmaceutical
drug use is harming millions of kids
Since that DSM conference
in 1968, Dr. Eisenbergs contribution to mental disease by invention and
committee consensus has resulted in drugging millions of children from preschool
age through high school.
Its currently estimated
that up to 20% (one out of five) of children from nursery school and kindergarten
through high school and in foster homes have been prescribed Ritalin.
Ritalin, commonly prescribed
for kids diagnosed (labeled is more appropriate) with ADHD was tested
a little over a decade ago by the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The BNL
study determined that Ritalin
is pharmacologically similar to cocaine with perhaps even worse brain damaging
Even the DEAs Office
of Diversion Control classifies methylphenidate (RitalinR) as a Class II controlled
a high potential for abuse which may lead to severe
psychological or physical dependence.
Ritalin and other pharmaceutical
psychotropic prescriptions are often enforced with threats of expulsion of those
kids deemed inattentive or difficult to manage.
Parents, teachers, or foster
home caretakers who are too busy to bother managing children with dietary changes
or appropriate social management skills are easily convinced that these drugs
Meanwhile, the collusion
of Big Pharma and psychiatry thrives with their DMS
invented diseases, which legitimized government and private insurance funding
for their bogus medical racket. You dont have to be well off to pay for
a shrink anymore. Just make sure your coverage includes psychotropic drugs.
with pharmaceutical ties comprised at least 68% of the DMS-V committee. Big
Pharma pays psychiatrists to deliver seminars, act as consultants, or enroll their
clients into final testing of new drugs.
Some receive up to $100,000.
Big Pharma paid out $250 million for these and other professional services during
the years 2009 and 2010. Dr. Irwin Savodnik, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
at UCLA School of Medicine, stated succinctly, The
very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical
The widespread drugging
of children with neurological damage potential puts normal kids in harms
way while creating psychological ignorance and dependence on a pseudo-scientific
medical racket thats raking in billions.
DSM-5 DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
(Source: American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual
of mental disorders (DSM-5), Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association)
Must meet criteria for Inattention, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity, or Both
17 and younger: Six or more of these symptoms must be present for at least 6 months,
be inconsistent with the child's developmental level, and have a negative effect
on their social and academic activities. To be endorsed, the following must occur
a. Fails to pay close attention to details
b. Has trouble sustaining attention
c. Doesn't seem to listen when spoken to directly
d. Fails to follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork or chores
e. Has trouble getting organized
f. Avoids or dislikes doing things that require sustained focus/thinking
g. Loses things frequently
h. Easily distracted by other things
i. Forgets things
2. Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
Six or more of these symptoms must be present for at least 6 months, be inconsistent
with the child's developmental level, and have a negative effect on their social
and academic activities. To be endorsed, the following must occur "often":
a. Fidgets with hands/feet or squirms in chair
b. Frequently leaves chair when seating is expected
c. Runs or climbs excessively
d. Trouble playing/engaging in activities quietly
e. Acts "on the go" and as if "driven by a motor"
f. Talks excessively
g. Blurts out answers before questions are completed
h. Trouble waiting or taking turns
i. Interrupts or intrudes on what others are doing
ADHD Predominantly Inattentive Presentation (ADHD-PI)
ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation (ADHD-PHI)
ADHD Combined Presentation (Inattentive & Hyperactive-Impulsive) (ADHD-C)
Mild: Six or only slightly more symptoms are endorsed and impairment
in social or school functioning is minor
Moderate: Symptoms or impairment is between mild and severe
Severe: (Many symptoms are above required 6 are endorsed and/or
symptoms are severe; impairment in social or school functioning is severe)
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