So, what happens when a Harvard Prof with killer credentials like HIS calls ‘BS’ on ADHD? (And a few other sacred cows.)
There’s ‘stirring the pot’ and there’s doing this.
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Before we go further, you’ll want to know whether Jerome Kagan, the guy we’re talking about is the ‘real deal’ or a lightweight. That’s fair. So let’s handle that question first:
Viewed by academics as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Jerome Kagan ranked above Carl Jung (the founder of analytical psychology) and Ivan Pavlov (who discovered the Pavlovian reflex) in a 2002 American Psychological Association ranking of the eminent psychologists. He is well-known for his pioneering work in developmental psychology at Harvard University, where he has spent decades documenting how babies and small children grow, and is an exceptional and highly-regarded researcher.
(Which places him — on that list — at #22 for the entire 20th Century as rated by his professional peers, and WAY ahead of Noam Chomsky.)
Well, let’s not get carried away. But you get the point.
So now you know WHO it is that’s stirring the pot.
Now let’s look at his claims.
They’re about overmedicating children.
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We hear the numbers of people diagnosed as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ or having ‘ADHD’ — and what’s the first recourse? Pills.
But have they even bothered to ask WHY the person is depressed or anxious?
Or whether it’s within the normal range of human experience, and requires any intervention at all?
Say fifty years ago you have a 7-year-old who is bored in school and exhibits disruptive behavior. Back then, he would be labeled as lazy. But today, that same child is said to suffer from ADHD. That’s why we’ve seen such a dramatic increase in the disorder.
Every child who is having problems in school is sent to see a pediatrician, who then claims it’s ADHD and prescribes Ritalin. “In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don’t have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they’ll make the corresponding diagnosis,” he said.
For all the studies about how high a percentage of the population suffers from ‘mental illness’ are we making the serious mistake of mislabelling normal things as abnormal?
Teens, for instance, are at a transitional point in their lives. Why WOULDN’T they have anxiety?
They’re taking their first steps into the world of relationships with all its complexity and heartache. Why wouldn’t they suffer the emotional downside of such disappointments?
Does that really require meds?
“A group of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital just started calling kids who had temper tantrums bipolar. They shouldn’t have done that. But the drug companies loved it because drugs against bipolar disorders are expensive. That’s how the trend was started. It’s a little like in the 15th century, when people started thinking someone could be possessed by the devil or hexed by a witch,” said Kagan.
What’s driving this? Kagan has an idea.
What are the implications for the millions of American children who are inaccurately diagnosed as mentally ill? Kagan believes it’s devastating because they think there is something fundamentally wrong with them. He’s not the only psychologist to raise the alarm about this trend, but Kagan and others feel they’re up against “an enormously powerful alliance: pharmaceutical companies that are making billions, and a profession that is self-interested.”
Both those who SELL the meds and those who PRESCRIBE them are self-interested.
Like that old chestnut, to the guy with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
In 1987, about one in 400 American teenagers was using an antidepressant. By 2002, the numbers leaped to one in 40. He feels it’s another overused diagnosis, simply because the pills are available. Instead of immediately resorting to pharmaceutical drugs, he thinks doctors should take more time with the child to find out why they aren’t as cheerful, for instance.
Drugs aren’t a magic bullet that can fix everything?
You don’t say…
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Either Liberals just don’t get it, or they are sick in the head. Probably both. Think about it: They want to have all of the blessings that come with living in a capitalist society such as modern medicine and technology. But they believe in socialism, which stifles innovation and progress.
They want to be protected by the police and the military, but they attack and criticize the men and women who protect us. They call conservatives “racists,” but it’s their own identity politics that have created race problems in the first place. After all, Democrats were the party of slavery!
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