I alway considered my self lucky that I’m only dealing with ADHD. There is no prescription for ignorance. I get a weekly special ed newsletter from http://specialedpost.org/ It is impressively presented. But about 40% of the articles/links are totally bogus and downright damaging to those of us with ADHD. Last week there was a link to a Jacksonville local new report about parents treating their eight year old’s ADHD with coffee. Do I even need to say what’s wrong with that?
I have concerns about this trend of diagnosing and treating ADHD, particularly in this population of young mothers. If we label this behavior as a disorder and prescribe a pill, we are not placing responsibility (blame) squarely on the mother?
It was always my understanding of the hippocratic oath the the first rule was do no harm. Is the second rule to judge and blame the patient? Why does so much of our society (including many in the medical field,) insist on punishing instead of treating? Disturbing!