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.
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
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.