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The DSM-V Says Your Kids Have A Behavioral Problem

By Elisha Dorfsmith

When Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) was recently “discovered” and set to be published in the DSM-V it sent a wave through the blogosphere as everyone realized it defined them as a child. Questioning everything, standing up for themselves, challenging authority and thinking outside the box.

Anyone who believes that the medical world is coming up with all these new disorders and treatments out of the goodness of their heart can find the disturbing truth with minimal research. Drug companies are pumping billions into studies that conclude we have new behavioral problems and need new behavioral drugs. Follow the money. Drug companies spend $19 billion a year on promotions in the United States alone.

Parents, teachers and anyone else concerned about children should be extremely worried about the push to diagnose every kid with a behavioral disorder. Is it really “for the children”?  This is not a game. We’re messing with the minds of the future.

More Than 25 Percent of U.S. Kids, Teens Regularly Take Prescription Meds

The newest  edition of the DSM-V  adds many new behavioral diseases and even includes a chapter that says spending a lot of time thinking about sex is a disorder. As a writer over at Natural News pointed out, this immediately paints every teenage boy as “diseased.” Might as well put them all on prescription drugs just to be safe.

Since the vote to consider a mobile health van at FUSD schools is coming up on January 11th,  I hope someone from the district will step up and answer the question I asked in my previous blog: If North Country Health Care will not have anything to do with behavioral drugs or diagnosing students with behavioral problems (as some FUSD staff claim), what exactly will they be doing in regard to the “Behavioral Health” mention in their slide show?

    January 6, 2011 at 9:08 am

    This started years ago with Ritalin and was a concern in the 80’s and 90’s. No wonder our kids can’t function. This is a communistic way of turning our children into zombies so they can be controlled. Parents are at fault as well for going along with the drugging of their children.

  2. January 6, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I agree 100% Ronnie.

  3. January 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I highly recommend this episode of the School Sucks Podcast:


  4. January 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Unfortunately, Oppositional Defiant Disorder is not as simple as you describe it, nor is it anything treatable in pill form. A marker for ODD is defiance that is clearly not in one’s own best interest. It does *not* look like any of the characteristics you describe in this post.

    I’d point out, too, that, in spite of the advent of Ritalin and the love that some have for it, it cannot be required by a school district. It can only be asked for by a parent or guardian of a minor, regardless of the opinions of education professionals.

    I don’t expect y’all to take my word for it, but I really have been on both sides of the desk on this one. I know students who have been extremely thankful to have their meds. But of the students on my special education caseload, less than twelve percent of them are medicated.

  5. January 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for your comments. Are you saying no drugs are ever prescribed to students diagnosed with ODD? Who decides ones best interest? I have been told by many progressives that my opposition to national health care, higher taxes, gun laws, etc. is not in my best interest or the best interest of society.

    I have heard that Ritalin and other drugs cannot be required by a school district but I have read many accounts where a district pressured parents to have their child medicated. I have personally seen school staff try to guilt trip parents into doing something they are not comfortable with.

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

  1. September 15, 2011 at 9:25 am
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