Western Morning News —April 10, 2012
Experts have suggested a controversial psychiatric “disorder” may have been misdiagnosed in a large percentage of cases, according to a new study. The disorder is the highly lucrative ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The study suggests three out of four cases may be wrongly diagnosed. On the basis, however, that ADHD has never been scientifically proven to exist, and on the basis that ADHD came into being after it was unscientifically voted into existence, it would be entirely accurate to say four out of four cases are wrongly diagnosed.
It is a figment of psychiatric imagination based only on a checklist of behaviours which could fit any normal child; “runs about or climbs excessively in situations when it is not appropriate”, for example, or “is often on the go; acts as if driven by a motor; blurts out answers; is easily distracted; loses pencils or toys; often doesn’t seem to listen”.
Any one of us can have an opinion about the way children behave, but we do not claim our opinions as scientific fact. Psychiatrists however, do. Despite the absence of proof to support ADHD, psychiatry has industriously built a multi-million-pound empire around it with no more than an empty deck of cards.
Combine the figures from England, Scotland and Wales and the ADHD “chemical cosh” drugs alone are worth £46 million a year. Psychiatrists claim those labelled have a chemical imbalance in their brains, but it’s a claim that has never been scientifically proven. The scam of ADHD and the chemical imbalance have been accepted by means of a slick marketing campaign, not scientific evidence.
When all of the rhetoric is stripped away, what psychiatrists are actually doing is redefining bad behaviour as an illness and drugging it. The child or adolescent has been drugged, and is exhibiting the effects of a dangerous mind-altering foreign substance in his or her body. The emphasis must be on workable medical testing and treatments that find undiagnosed physical conditions manifesting as so-called mental illness.
It is time to practice real medicine, rather than psychiatry.