A renowned Havard psychologist is challenging the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses, he believes it is a fraudulent diagnosis. Although he is not the first and probably won’t be the last maybe more people will take heed to his theory since he is a Harvard graduate. I really don’t think it takes a Harvard degree to realize the diagnoses is completely made up.
Jerome Kagan is a top ranking psychologists who believes ADHD is a diagnosis that was created to benefit pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists. Dr. Umar Johnson has been making this claim for several years. Dr. Umar and Kagan break it down very simply, the symptoms used to diagnose children with ADHD are bogus.
When you sit down and evaluate the diagnosis of ADHD, each diagnostic description is indicative of a child. Children are hyper, they do not and will not ever sit in one place for a long period of time without moving, unless are sleepy or given a drug that makes them a zombie. They will have difficulty staying focused due to their short attention spans and they love to make messes so yes they will be disorganized. And yes most children do NOT think before they act. Yes they daydream and yes they make mistakes. Those are clear, cut, and decisive descriptions of children. They are also “symptoms” of ADHD.
What are your thoughts? I believe people, not just children, have to learn how to learn. It can take while to discover what methods work best for an individual. There are visual, aural, physical, verbal, logical, social and solitary learners. Which means everyone learns differently and processes information differently yet we still use the same ole boring methods in the classroom. We live in time filled with technology and a world filled with wildly creative people yet we still expect kids to sit at a desk all day and read words, which we can all agree is pretty damn boring. Learning should be and can be fun. And children should not be diagnosed with ADHD because they having trouble sitting or paying attention class. That could just be a sign that the teacher should be more creative not sign to start doping the child up.
What are your thoughts?