The ADHD Myth

ADHD mythThe ‘scientific father’ of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg died back in 2009 but in his final interview he declared that ADHD is a fictitious disease that is backed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Today, statistics reveal that 5.4 million American children, including 1 in 10 boys have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Before he died, Dr. Eisenberg decided to come clean about the disease that he helped discover, revealing that he made a “luxurious living off this fictitious disease thanks to pharmaceutical sales.”

Eisenberg was a child psychologist and received numerous awards and accolades for his work including the Ruane Prize for Child Adolescent Psychiatry Research.

Later in his career, Eisenberg started to reveal that ADHD was simply a ‘theory’ as he watched the pharmaceutical industry make huge profits off childrens’ misbehaviour.

“Let’s go back 50 years. We have a 7-year-old child who is bored in school and disrupts classes. Back then, he was called lazy. Today, he is said to suffer from ADHD. Every child who’s not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: “It’s ADHD; here’s Ritalin,” stated Jerome Kagan, a Harvard Psychologist and top child development expert.

ADHD is now heavily over diagnosed and is often labelled the cause of any upset in a child’s life. ADHD has become a crutch for doctors and parents who wondering why their child is not excelling in school or why they are misbehaving.

Eisenberg was not the only doctor profiting from the creation of ADHD. A recent report titled, Financial Ties between DSM -IV Panel Members and the Pharmaceutical Industryfound that associate directors of pediatric psychopharmacology were receiving upwards of $1 million dollars from drug companies for the sale of drugs like Ritalin.

The study also highlighted that “of the 170 DSM panel members, 95 had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders’ had financial ties to drug companies.”

Dr. Edward C. Hamlyn, a founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, in 1998 stated, “ADHD is fraud intended to justify starting children on a life of drug addiction.”

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Tanaaz

Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.