ADHD-Promoting Psychiatrist Ed Hallowell
According to ABC Boston News’ WCVB.com, on May 11, 2015, Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the ADHD promotional book, Driven to Distraction, was in court, accused and indicted for groping a makeup artist while in preparation for a videotaping.
Dr. Hallowell runs the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA, which has specialized for years in diagnosing and drugging children for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Hallowell is known for forwarding a saying that ADHD drugs are less harmful than aspirin.
This is a surprising statement considering the well-known fact that the majority of children who are brought up on ADHD amphetamine drugs, while their bodies are trying to grow, develop stunted body growth, including smaller brains. Now that another Harvard psychiatrist, Joseph Biederman, has succeeded in promoting the use of antipsychotic drugs on small children for ADHD and other so-called mental disorders, there is good reason to suspect even greater brain damage is resulting. Recent studies have shown a direct correlation between the use of antipsychotics and brain tissue loss. Additionally, many studies have shown these drugs cause shortening of life span on elderly and mental patients.
Amazingly, this carnage is being done in the name of health and despite the fact that ADHD diagnosing is done primarily by opinion with no sound scientific or medical testing to confirm it. In recent years, studies in Iceland, Canada and the United States have shown that often the youngest children in classes are much more frequently diagnosed and drugged for ADHD because they are acting less maturely than their older peers in the same classrooms. One US study estimated this had occurred with nearly a million American children. Such massive fraud can occur with mental health diagnoses because there is no scientific way to confirm them.
Possibly Hallowell’s groping of young children’s brains through the promotion of the stigmatizing ADHD label and dangerous ADHD amphetamines is even more worthy of an indictment than what he allegedly did to the TV make-up artist when he was “Driven to Distraction” by her.