The scientific father of the term ADHD, Leon Esienberg had this to say about the condition while he was on his deathbed: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”
It was his last ever interview and took place in 2009.
While some claim that this is a complete exaggeration, more and more doctors believe that ADHD is over diagnosed.
“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 (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). . . . 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.” In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don’t have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they’ll make the corresponding diagnosis.)
Mr. Eisenberg made a lot of money off this “fictitious condition” though pharmaceutical sales. He said that they simply were his theories and that it was taken out of context by the medical community.
In the United States, 1 out of 10 boys among 10-year-olds takes medication for ADHD on a daily basis, many of which have dangerous side effects.
What are your thoughts on this?