I am not the world’s biggest fan of the psychiatric establishment that issues lables for any emotion and “diagnoses” life’s ups and downs as “conditions” treatable only by the drugs that they prescribe.
Today in the Daily Mail, an article states that “antisocial behaviour in teenagers may be due to brain abnormalities that cause them to be aggressive, according to a new study.”
Oh, that’s fine then. Apparently friends of the psychiatrists that have invented the term “Conduct Disorder” have found that brain scans indicate that those with “Conduct Disorder” have an irregular brain activity. So, have a child, let the state scan the brain of your child and pump them full of drugs for the rest of their lives. Hmmm, maybe not.
This bit of propoganda I couldn’t quite get the gist of? “Dr Andy Calder from the MRC Unit, who led the research, said: “We know it costs the government ten times as much to support a child with conduct disorder into adulthood, compared to a normal child.” How and why does it?
The report goes on to say “There are few effective conduct disorder treatments, so collaborative research like this, which really sheds light on the brain processes behind why and how these disorders emerge, is really important if we’re to help sufferers and their families.”
“Professor Ian Goodyer, co-author on the paper and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, said: ‘This work breaks new ground in our understanding of the neurobiology of one of the most prevalent and difficult mental health problems in our society.”
Professor Goodyer, please stay away from my kids. How about the concept that upbringing and society play a part in a child’s mental and emotional state? How about the influence of parents? How about the fact that not everyone on this planet needs to accept that life’s ups and downs need medicating? How about the fact that some people might disagree that a child should be labeled for life and pumped full of drugs, and that they would prefer to seek help from someone that inspires positive change rather than a life sentence from a psychiatrist? How about the fact that not everyone wants to be labeled a victim or sufferer?
Be happy, it really, really is easier than you think (and you don’t need drugs)!
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