Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD.

I went to a presentation on adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder last week. Now I think this is quite a rare disorder, although the impression one might have come away with is that it is quite common and always requires treatment with stimulant drugs. The diagnostic symptoms are fidgeting (swinging legs, tapping feet) constant motion, inability to relax,distractibility, impulsivity,difficulty in completing tasks they do not find interesting and so on, with activities that many normal people exhibit in varying degrees.
I find it perturbing that the approach to such variation in adults is often treatment with stimulants which can cause psychosis, behavioural problems and a variety of other symptoms, including sudden cardiac death.
I find it even more perturbing that drug dispensation for every human trait seems to
be becoming increasingly acceptable in the interests of achieving total unanimity in human behaviour.
I believe that is called social engineering.

No comments:

Post a Comment