The purpose of this blog is to be a collection site for links to various articles on selected subjects.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Various Social Issues


Environmentalism

Racism/American slavery
Eugenics
“Diversity”
Feminism
What about Mahatma Gandhi?


The American Civil War
Political Correctness and Thanksgiving


Girl Scouts, Planned Parenthood, and feminist agenda


Poverty and taxing the “rich”
The Kwanzaa Fraud

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Unscientific and Nonsensical Dangers of Psychology and Psychiatry




"The numbers shouldn't be taken at face value. The history of psychiatry is a history of fads, and we are now suffering from a fad of ADHD," Frances said. He says the rates have tripled over the past 15 years because of sales pressure from pharmaceutical companies selling stimulants to treat ADHD.

"We are medicalizing immaturity and turning childhood into a disease," Frances said.

Susanna Visser, lead author of the study, says she understands Frances' concern. She pointed out that according to the survey, more than half of ADHD diagnosis were done by age 6.

"A lot of symptoms of ADHD, like hyperactivity, can also be appropriate developmental markers of age," she said. "You have to see a more 'wait and see' approach. Can they better be attributed to other things: sleep, divorce, trauma? A lot of things can look like ADHD, and once those symptoms aren't appropriate for a child's age, then we need to get treatment."