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While the man credited with inventing this "mental disorder", US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, died in 2009, the original article in the Spiegel didnt appear until 2012.
INVENTOR OF ADHD'S DEATHBED CONFESSION: "ADHD IS A FICTITIOUS DISEASE".
Fortunately, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (NEK, President: Otfried Höffe) critically commented on the use of the ADHD drug Ritalin in its opinion of 22 November 2011 titled Human enhancement by means of pharmacological agents: The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part.
The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s freedom and impairs their personality development”, the NEK criticized.
The alarmed critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2 February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease”
The use of ADHD medications in Germany rose in only eighteen years from 34 kg (in 1993) to a record of no less than 1760 kg (in 2011) – which is a 51-fold increase in sales! In the United States every tenth boy among ten year-olds already swallows an ADHD medication on a daily basis. With an increasing tendency.
And there you have it. Yet another medical conspiracy. For what purpose is anyone's guess.
To help legitimize psychiatry? A barbaric field of "medicine" which has used and uses torture as "treatment" utilizing electric shocks, insulin comas and metal spikes inserted into the brain or whats known as a lobotomy.
Maybe it was to help pharmaceutical sales of drugs? Personal notoriety? Who knows.
Fortunately, ADD & ADHD has been coming under increased scrutiny even prior to this revelation.
A normal kid running around raising some hell could now be classified as a mental patient. And what could possibly be wrong with giving children psychotropic drugs?
And if your kid didnt have any real problems prior to being drugged, expect some after:
Side effects of Ritalin:
Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
Feeling like you might pass out;
Fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
Aggression, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches);
Easy bruising, purple spots on your skin; or dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
edit on 7-12-2013 by gladtobehere because: wording
95% of those who used Ritalin as a child have been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder as adults.
Okay, I have to call BS on this thread because if my brother's ADHD is fake then my Asperger's is just your run of the mill shyness.
My parents had a tough time trying to figure out what was wrong with him: wouldn't eat, lost a vast amount of weight (still is quite skinny), couldn't sit still for a period of time and only had interest for video games, no matter how hard they tried to give him other things. This also made him destructive, hyper, and he would lash out at us. He even tried to stab me with a grill thermometer...AT FIVE YEARS OLD.
Luckily after a series of tests, the doctors did conclude he has a form of ADHD and takes medication for it. he calms down quite well, but he still have some behavior issues that are trying to be corrected.
Our lives are so much easier that he's been treated, and if not, my bro would be in foster care or in state custody because of his unruliness.
reply to post by webedoomed
I'm sorry I was born in the 70s before we had disorders I guess - because I cant recall anyone having had this to any degree where medication was needed or any intervention outside of a swift kick in the pants. To answer your question I see no disorder - I didn't when it was first diagnosed and I no more now see it that its inventor has poo pooed it.