“Doctor: ADHD Does Not Exist” (Time Magazine)

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Dr. Richard Saul comments in Time Magazine on this week’s New York Times article on the dramatic increase in adults taking ADHD medication: “Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can’t live without stimulants is no solution.”

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

4 COMMENTS

  1. Just as I thought this “doctor” is pushing bipolar and even worse stigmas and lethal drugs than those pushing ADHD!! As I said when this “doctor” was posted here before, another “doctor” is claiming your child does not have bipolar, but has ADHD!!

    Will these charlatan predators who are a plague on humanity ever quit? Even with the bogus DSM exposed as invalid junk science, they keep spouting the same old lies to line their pockets at the cost of children’s lives. I would say that their own “diagnosis” should be malignant narcissism or sociopathy/psychopathy since they prey on innocent children and humanity in general for greed, status and power while serving the power elite’s fascist agenda.

  2. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116625/adhd-does-not-exist

    The above article was posted at MIA in February 2014. Obviously, this author is making the rounds to push his real bipolar fad fraud agenda in the guise of exposing ADHD as the fraud when both are horrible frauds. What a joke! If forced to make a “Sophie’s Choice,” I would say ADHD is the lesser of the two predatory, junk science evils to push life destroying stigmas and lethal, brain/body damaging drugs on children no less in this horrible case!

    Dr. Bruce Levine wrote an article about the man behind the curtain, “Dr.” Joseph Biederman, who almost single handedly created the child ADHD and bipolar fad frauds to make hidden millions from two drug companies while promising positive studies for their drugs in advance! This is the type of ethics behind this fascist agenda to make apathetic drugged zombies from the best and brightest of our children.

  3. Here’s the link to Dr. Stuart Kaplan’s book saying your child doesn’t have bipolar, but most likely has ADHD instead:

    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Child-Does-Bipolar-Disorder/dp/0313381348

    Something smells rotten in biopsychiatry with these two “doctors” saying opposite things while each is accusing the other of dealing with a fake disease given their claims.

    This would be like one doctor dealing in valid diseases saying a person has cancer while another doctor argues he’s got heart disease! If such an absurd argument took place, at least there are tests to determine which of these real diseases the person has so he/she can be treated.

    Of course, if a child gets stigmatized as ADHD now, they will most likely get kiddie cocaine with neuroleptics added on for “behavior control” to pad Big Pharma profits. Also, the kiddie cocaine can bring on symptoms whereby children can be falsely accused of having bipolar from the iatrogenic effects.

  4. Donna,
    Your observations regarding this article are very astute. Check out the “Word to the Wise” article about ketamine and I feel you will find it is written (or ghostwritten) in the same vein. It appears to me to be another “don’t go there” piece, when the alternatives offered are no better than a dead end either, but very profitable for the author.

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