Children just growing up

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It is suggested that children who “grow out” the psychiatric label Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have higher IQs.

There is a fundamental problem with this research.

There is no scientific evidence to support the existence of ADHD.

Here’s what it is.

A set of behavioural and emotional characteristics that have been redefined as a mental disorder.

Furthermore, and moving even further away from science, ADHD was actually voted into existence in 1987.

That’s consensus, not science.

Neurologist Richard Saul spoke on the issue concerning the legitimacy of the condition.

He put it this way: “After 50 years of practising medicine and seeing thousands of patients demonstrating symptoms of ADHD, I have reached the conclusion there is no such thing as ADHD.”

Despite this, the label continues to be used on children and adolescents who display disruptive, argumentative or disruptive behaviour.

However, the most alarming aspect of this, is that the psychiatrist continues to prescribe what I consider to be mind-altering drugs.

Yes, there are symptoms.

Yes, there is disruptive or argumentative behaviour.

But doctors should look to find out what’s causing particular issues rather than suppressing them.

They should carry out physical tests to search for and find the cause of the problem.

Psychiatrists, however, have no physical or biological tests that will support the existence of ADHD.

Ultimately, when you realise that ADHD behaviour is reflective of normal childhood behaviour, you will also realise that children don’t “grow out” of ADHD – they simply grow up.

Brian Daniels,

National spokesperson,

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (United Kingdom),

East Grinstead.