Normal rambunctious kids are being labeled mentally ill at alarming rates
It is not the emergence of a new disease but changing cultural attitudes that led to a 500 per cent increase in the production of Ritalin in the US between 1990 and 1995.
Today, Western societies find it difficult to accept that youngsters possess a formidable capacity for resilience.
Many professionals involved in the field of child care and education have an inflated conception of children’s vulnerability to emotional damage. Consequently, any child who has a normal reaction to adverse circumstances in their lives is assumed to have mental health problems.