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The Mental Health System Is Killing Our Children, Part 3

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Two earler stories dealing with how we are letting the mental health industry damage our children, as well as our society and the rest of us can be found in my blog talk archives 12/3/2007 and 2/4/2008. This latest chapter is based on a story appearing in the New York Times of 12/15/2013 entitled The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder by Alan Schwarz. We will explore reporter Schwarz' story and as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual's description of this so called medical problem. We will see how ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is a myth that is helping create a nation of drug addicts, undermining our schools and families, and society at large. Finally, we tell another story  to replace the psychiatric myth that suggests how to deal with "diagnosed" children with love, patience, and common sense rather than so-called "therapy" and especially dangerous drugs. Our story ends with the statement "ADHD is not something you have but a label for things that you do."