by Marco Torres
April 30, 2012
It's a sign of the times where the medicalization of almost every human behavior is being documented, labeled and categorized as some type of illness or 'disorder.'
A psychiatrist who heads the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) wants to broaden the
definition of children with mental illness so that unruly and badly
behaved kids will soon be diagnosed as having mental disorders.
What a coincidence that this one happens to head the NIMH.
What Dr. Insel is referring to is that more children are not being diagnosed with mental disorders at an earlier age, thus decreasing the demographic of available candidates for psychiatric evaluation and pharmaceutical intervention.
Dr. Insel discussed signs of mental
illnesses in young children and the importance of early diagnosis
and intervention in his presentation, "What Every Pediatrician Needs
to Know about Mental Disorders," on April 29, in the Hynes
It's important to understand that mental illnesses are a developmental brain disorder even though they can look like behavior problems, Dr. Insel explained.
All children misbehave - it is their nature.
The medicalization of normal these normal behaviors further support ongoing research into the disturbing and ongoing chemical abuse of children by conventional medicine. The prescription of psychiatric drugs to the masses, specifically children, are altering their minds, bodies and entire lives.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder - Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Mathematics Disorder
If you've never talked to your doctor about these conditions, it should come as little surprise; they are arguably some of the stranger diagnoses floating around in the medical literature.
And although ridiculous to any sane person, many medical professionals say that these disorders are legitimate conditions that often warrant treatment.
Dr. Igor Galynker, director of The Family Center for Bipolar Disorder at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, says that some psychiatric conditions, in particular, tend to be a target of widespread controversy.
Recent proposed changes to the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the bible of the
psychiatric profession childhood temper tantrums, teenage
irritability and binge eating as psychiatric disorders.