The ADHD Diagnosis is Done by Opinion,
Not Scientific or Medical Testing
The ADHD diagnosis is without solid medical or scientific foundation. This can be said about mental health diagnoses in general.
This is because when someone is diagnosed with ADHD or any mental disorder, the diagnosis is not based on physical evidence of something found in the patient’s body through X-rays, a blood test, tissue sample examination, etc.
The diagnosis is made by opinion, often after a conversation with the “patient” or a parent in their initial visit with a psychiatrist.
Boys Have Been Natural Targets for Drugging
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a label commonly assigned to children, especially boys. As most people can easily observe, boys naturally tend to be more rambunctious than girls and consequently they have been diagnosed with this so-called disorder a great deal more.
In the 1980’s and early 90’s, boys were diagnosed as having ADHD about 9 times as much as girls. This, of course, showed that the diagnostic criteria for ADHD had made typical boy characteristics into a “mental disorder.”
Over the decades since, more and more girls have been labeled ADHD so that the ratio of boys to girls being labeled with the “disorder” is now about two to one, or two and a half to one, boys over girls.
Youngest Children in Classes Get Drugged Most
Studies conducted in several countries in recent years have revealed that often the youngest children in classes have been diagnosed as having ADHD far more than the older children in the same grades.
Some of these analyses of the prevalence of diagnosing children with ADHD involved hundreds of thousands of children.
In the studies the data showed that the younger children were being diagnosed ADHD simply because they were exhibiting normal, age-appropriate behavior. They were acting less maturely than their older classmates. For example, google the title of an article about one of these studies: “Youngest Kids in Class Get More ADHD Diagnoses, Drugs.”
How could such misdiagnoses occur? Because the diagnosing process involves no real scientific and medical confirmation. As could be expected, hundreds of thousands of children have consequently been drugged with amphetamines and amphetamine-type drugs, with all their attendant, harmful side effects. This is especially true in the U.S.
Psychiatrists making the diagnoses and drug companies whose drugs were being used have been able to pocket billions from the baseless diagnoses.
This massive waste of funds has been borne by those whose hard-earned income is spent on taxes and health insurance.
More damaging has been the side effects these drugs have had on the growing bodies of children and the psychological effects they have had on them as well.
Unscientific Diagnoses Have Allowed
Thousands to Fake ADHD to Get Drugs
The ease of getting an ADHD diagnosis, without scientific or medical testing, has made it possible for thousands of high school and college students to fake having the diagnosis so that they could get prescriptions for amphetamines or amphetamine-type drugs.
They could use the drugs to cram for exams, get high with, or sell to other students.
Sometimes students who abuse the ADHD amphetamines this way get addicted to the drugs and do themselves serious physical harm. Some have overdosed. Some have committed suicide.
Psychiatrists can easily defraud insurance companies and Medicaid for the same reason: there are no medical tests to confirm the diagnosis.
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