You don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out how the ADHD label has become so commonly used. While attempts are made to blind us with pseudo science, the diagnostic criteria for ADHD could describe any child's behaviour. That behaviour however has been redefined through a clever manipulation and corruption of what we know to be normal.
One of the items describing inattention used to diagnose ADHD is "often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework." This is descriptive of a normal child, in a normal school or a normal home, on a normal day in a normal world, but psychiatrists would have us think otherwise.
Other criteria psychiatrists throw into the inattentive melting pot and reclassify as being consistent with ADHD are "is often forgetful in daily activities", "often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities" or "often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities."
Again, these are normal characteristics. Then there is another clever manipulation to redefine an active child. Children can easily fall into the following descriptions since they reflect normal childhood behaviour, "often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate", "often talks excessively" and "is often on the go."
To add insult to injury, psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies promote expensive drugs, turning the classroom into a psychiatric laboratory. Drugging children and telling them they have a chemical imbalance is not normal, but again, psychiatrists would have us think otherwise.
Think for yourself and be fully informed. The hyper drugging of active children is profit-driven. It's a commercial enterprise generating dividends for drug company shareholders at the expense of young minds.
Brian Daniels National Spokesperson Citizens Commission on Human Rights East Grinstead