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INVENTOR OF ADHD'S DEATHBED CONFESSION: "ADHD IS A FICTITIOUS DISEASE"

Posted by on May. 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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INVENTOR OF ADHD'S DEATHBED CONFESSION: "ADHD IS A FICTITIOUS DISEASE"

By Moritz Nestor, Current Concerns
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ADHD HoaxFortunately, 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.

That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. 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, born in 1922 as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, 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”

Since 1968, however, some 40 years, Leon Eisenberg’s “disease” haunted the diagnostic and statistical manuals, first as “hyperkinetic reaction of childhood”, now called “ADHD”. 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.

When it comes to the proven repertoire of Edward Bernays, the father of propaganda, to sell the First World War to his people with the help of his uncle’s psychoanalysis and to distort science and the faith in science to increase profits of the industry – what about investigating on whose behalf the “scientific father of ADHD” conducted science? His career was remarkably steep, and his “fictitious disease” led to the best sales increases. And after all, he served in the “Committee for DSM V and ICD XII, American Psychiatric Association” from 2006 to 2009. After all, Leon Eisenberg received “the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research. He has been a leader in child psychiatry for more than 40 years through his work in pharmacological trials, research, teaching, and social policy and for his theories of autism and social medicine”.

ADHD HoaxAnd after all, Eisenberg was a member of the “Organizing Committee for Women and Medicine Conference, Bahamas, November 29 – December 3, 2006, Josiah Macy Foundation (2006)”. The Josiah Macy Foundation organized conferences with intelligence agents of the OSS, later CIA, such as Gregory Bateson and Heinz von Foerster during and long after World War II. Have such groups marketed the diagnosis of ADHD in the service of the pharmaceutical market and tailor-made for him with a lot of propaganda and public relations? It is this issue that the American psychologist Lisa Cosgrove and others investigated in their study Financial Ties between DSM-IV Panel Members and the Pharmaceutical Industry7. They found that “Of the 170 DSM panel members 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on ‘Mood Disorders’ and ‘Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders’ had financial ties to drug companies. The connections are especially strong in those diagnostic areas where drugs are the first line of treatment for mental disorders.” In the next edition of the manual, the situation is unchanged. “Of the 137 DSM-V panel members who have posted disclosure statements, 56% have reported industry ties – no improvement over the percent of DSM-IV members.” “The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry,” said Dr Irwin Savodnik, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles.

ADHD HoaxThis is well paid. Just one example: The Assistant Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School received “$1 million in earnings from drug companies between 2000 and 2007”. In any case, no one can easily get around the testimony of the father of ADHD: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”

The task of psychologists, educators and doctors is not to put children on the “chemical lead” because the entire society cannot handle the products of its misguided theories of man and raising children, and instead hands over our children to the free pharmaceutical market. Let us return to the basic matter of personal psychology and education: The child is to acquire personal responsibility and emphatic behavior under expert guidance – and that takes the family and the school: In these fields, the child should be able to lead off mentally. This constitutes the core of the human person.

 

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ambertreas76
by on May. 17, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Big Pharma disgusts me!!!

Talee
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Yeah i just dont know anymore...

CarlyK23
by New Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Ignorance.

Arroree
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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I have siblings with ADHD and friends with kids who have it, believe me it is FAR from being a ficticious disorder. It's very much a chemical disorder of the brain and all the discipline and teaching in the world can only help them so much.

My sisters case was so bad when she was a kid that you'd practically have to strap her down to get her to stop moving and even then her body would practically vibrate like it was trying to leap out of it's skin to keep moving. It wasn't until she was put on ritilin that she could finally sit still and focus her eyes long enough to start learning.

Even many adults with ADHD have an extremelly difficult time getting by without medical intervention.

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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I have ADHD. When I do not take my medication, which I sometimes don't on the weekends, my body feels so anxious my arms and legs actually feel like they are on fire. It's an extremely uncomfortable feeling. Prior to the medication, the only thing that would provide any relief from that feeling was to be in perpetual motion.  I don't know what to say about this man saying it's a made up disease but the diagnosis, for whatever it's worth, made a big difference for me. 

chelsea2007
by Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM

 I am a survivor of this American tragedy.  Although living with Hypoglycemia, horrible migraines, low melatonin/bad seratonin reabsorbtion with the expected insomnia/depression associated with such hormonal imabalance, and PTSD from their "treatment facilities" feels only-just surviving vs living. These medications have killed others, caused permanent heart problems, endocrine disorders, parkinson's type syndromes, and infertility. I'm lucky to have a small endocrine malformation problem.

Talee
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Quoting Arroree:

I have siblings with ADHD and friends with kids who have it, believe me it is FAR from being a ficticious disorder. It's very much a chemical disorder of the brain and all the discipline and teaching in the world can only help them so much.

My sisters case was so bad when she was a kid that you'd practically have to strap her down to get her to stop moving and even then her body would practically vibrate like it was trying to leap out of it's skin to keep moving. It wasn't until she was put on ritilin that she could finally sit still and focus her eyes long enough to start learning.

Even many adults with ADHD have an extremelly difficult time getting by without medical intervention.

I believe it. I have seen a couple serious cases in my lifetime but I think the vast majority put on ritilan is to keep them nice and nifty in a little box like everyone else. It's over prescribed.

 

Jen #1238904688930684906

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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This article only perpetuates the stigma against those with ADHD.  ADHD is a very real disorder. 

It has been proven that people with ADHD have a different brain chemistry than those without it. 

While many with ADHD can be given tools to help them cope with their condition, many times medication is needed to assist them in keeping their focus.

chelsea2007
by Member on May. 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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 These drugs are legal forms of the street drug Crystal Meth. They are hormonally altering, Chemically altering, and physically addicting substances. That's why without the medications you have the symptoms of withdrawl, because according to the DSM "perpetual movement and shaking" are not ADHD symptoms. Children can have many reasons for being incorrigible, hyperactive, and defiant/anxious. Most commonly it's child abuse or neglect but could be an underlying condition or the effects of an illness that they are experiencing (not all flu viruses present with nausea, vomiting, fever, and that general "feeling like shit" example). Fungus, Mold spores, thyroid problems, and things as simple as getting a little more caffeine during the day due to our overindulgence in the substance during early childhood, can accoint for all of the symptoms of ADHD as well. As well as more serious conditions (not usually the case but can be) like autoimmune disorders such as Lupus or Sarcoidosis and certain cancers.

 

And just an FYI, stimulant ADHD medications and non-stimulant ADHD medications, do not regulate hormones or correct hormonal imbalances whatsoever.

Quoting Arroree:

I have siblings with ADHD and friends with kids who have it, believe me it is FAR from being a ficticious disorder. It's very much a chemical disorder of the brain and all the discipline and teaching in the world can only help them so much.

My sisters case was so bad when she was a kid that you'd practically have to strap her down to get her to stop moving and even then her body would practically vibrate like it was trying to leap out of it's skin to keep moving. It wasn't until she was put on ritilin that she could finally sit still and focus her eyes long enough to start learning.

Even many adults with ADHD have an extremelly difficult time getting by without medical intervention.

 

jehosoba84
by Jenn on May. 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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 While I do not believe that the disorder is in any way ficticious, the opening statement is true:

"The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part."

I've chosen to homeschool my kids partially because of my daughter's mild adhd. She is disrupting the entire classroom and coming home with a 'red' behavior marks way too often, and only because of talking. Because of the potential side-effects and especially the long-term ones we are only now learning about, I refuse to put her on medication.

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