Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Comments by alfredmacdonald

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  • This is unnecessary and turns the argument into a weak — if not fallacious — emotional one:

    “Together, the authors’ claims and media headlines make for a powerful public message. Parents of children so diagnosed will now perceive their children as having something wrong with their brains.”

    Well, there is something wrong with my brain. Dopamine dysregulation is what’s wrong. It’s “wrong” in the sense that it inhibits optimal functioning. In a different environment it could be what’s right with my brain, but nonetheless, I live in a society where that’s not the case.

    “It will increase the stigma, for it informs the public that the child diagnosed with ADHD is abnormal.”

    I am abnormal.

    The article is largely good, but these quoted parts are ridiculous.