Authors of a 1999 paper that promoted medication over behavioral therapy for A.D.H.D., in fact dismissing behavioral therapy as unnecessary in light of the apparent benefits of medication, are concerned that the study oversold the benefits of drugs to the detriment of important skills-building, according to the New York Times. “I hope it didn’t do irreparable damage,” says one author, “The people who pay the price in the end is the kids. That’s the biggest tragedy of all this.”
““I hope it didn’t do irreparable damage,” says one author, “The people who pay the price in the end is the kids. That’s the biggest tragedy of all this.””
Yes, it is. If this were a fair and just world, it would be YOU and all your brain damaging doctor buddies that would pay the price. But no, instead you all will live out your lives in 6-figure a year luxury while many of the people you victimized will suffer to their deaths, whether knowingly or not.
the link is missing…
Dear Mad in America – I really want to see the Times article, but when I click on “Article”, nothing comes up. My computer seems to be working ok, so I’m guessing it’s a problem at the site. Please check it out, and if it’s at your end, can you fix it? This looks like a landmark retraction of one of the biggest BS studies about ADHD (See Breggin’s critique of the MTA study), which the CHADD-types have hung their hats on for years. I’d LOVE to see the Times article, so I hope you can help me.