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Because these medical conditions can cause some or all of ADHD’s symptoms, it becomes next to impossible for any teacher, principal, or family doctor to claim with any certainty that a child has ADHD. To be certain, a doctor would have to test child for all these other possible medical conditions. Since parents or doctors rarely do this, every diagnosis of ADHD is suspect, to say least.
Any of these medical conditions, normal personality variations, emotional problems, or outside-the-classroom stress-factors can disturb a child’s attention, natural enthusiasm, or desire to learn in class, and make child exhibit symptoms of ADHD. Yet, as psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, author of "Talking Back To Ritalin," and director of International Center for Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, notes, “These are types of [normal] children who get diagnosed as suffering ADHD and who get subdued with stimulants and other medications.”
Many reputable authorities, such as Dr. Breggin, deny that ADHD, disorder for which Ritalin is most commonly prescribed, even exists. Researchers have found no valid physical evidence of disease or laboratory medical tests to prove it exists.
Parents, do not fall for ADHD propaganda that public school authorities are now attempting to force on you and your children. ADHD turns out to be a bogus disease. Many public schools now use this bogus disease as a convenient excuse to "treat" normal but bored children with mind-altering drugs. I also urge you to read Dr. Breggin's book, "Talking Back To Ritalin."
Joel Turtel is author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children."
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