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Friday, August 20, 2004

On "ADHD";

I actually believe that one reason this "condition" now has a name, is that it can be very difficult for teachers to work with extremely bright children. So they label and drug them, and that slows them down a bit.

The psychiatrists, too, don't appreciate the brighter elements of society. Seeing as how psychiatrists typically graduate at the bottom of their class, that makes sense. They feel threatened. They aren't the most stable individuals, either, in general, being so likely to commit suicide or sexual assault on their patients (including children), and insurance fraud. They are far more likely to do these things than MD's in general.

So the guys at the bottom of the graduating class become psychiatrists. And they then tell parents of the brightest children to drug them.

Rather than looking a little bit further. What is the real problem here? Johnny is bouncing around a little too much? He's not comfortable sitting in a chair 6 hours a day and reading and writing?

Well, no wonder. Johnny has energy and a desire to DO.

This is not a bad thing!

We should not "adapt" our brightest minds to the stifling boredom of school. Rather, we should change how we "school" our children, so the brightest - and the slowest, and those in between - can all be educated as individuals, in the manner most suitable and beneficial to them.

Drugging the children WILL slow them down, but it can also kill them. Kurt Cobain was a Ritalin child. Many children raised on Ritalin find they cannot live without drugs later in life (having been raised on a hard-core addictive substance - which, no matter what your child's psychiatrist may tell you, it is. It is a CONTROLLED substance, in the same class of drugs as COCAINE.)

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