Thursday, June 30, 2005

Hearken ye to the wisdom of Joanne Jacobs

joannejacobs.com: ADHD warnings: "
From USAToday via Joanne Jacobs:
"New warnings about psychiatric side effects will be added to the label of drugs used to treat children for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The FDA is reacting to 'reports of hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behavior and aggression' among users of Ritalin and similar drugs."

Can you say over diagnosed? Knew you could!
The educational industry is particularly prone to this. Here's the correct answer to a teacher yapping about ADD or ADHD: "That's a medical diagnosis. Would you please hold that medical degree up again? I didn't quite see it the first time."

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