The New York Times reports on a new study finding that ‘ADHD’ is the most common diagnosis for children under 12 who die by suicide.
Wow! Perfect example of the NYT failing spectacularly at health reporting. The entire tiny article for a hugely important problem never veers from the terminology of children “having” “ADD” or whatever “mental disease”. There is NO suggestion or mention of the pharma drugs that any of these children were taking WHEN they killed themselves. There is no critical questioning in the whole sorry piece. It directly implies that suicides are “caused” by the “mental diseases”. Unsaid takeaway for parents who read NYT? Get your sad or overactive kid to a doc quick for drug prescribing or they might kill themselves! The social irresponsibility, or plain uninformed stupidity of NYT health reporting, is incredible.