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‘Shy’ Children at Risk of Being Diagnosed With Mental Disorder

Thursday, 15 September 2011 09:14

‘Psychologists say that new guidelines being developed in America will lead more young people seeing their common problems regarded as illnesses that must be treated, rather than just being given support.

They fear that pupils who are quiet at school could be diagnosed with “social anxiety disorder” while those who become withdrawn after suffering a bereavement are classified as having a “depressive disorder”. Children who just talk back to adults or lose their temper regularly could be diagnosed with “oppositional defiant disorder”.

As a result, those found to have these increasingly broad mental disorders could be prescribed powerful medication such as Prozac or Ritalin to control or alter their behaviour.’

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  1. maga ;)
    September 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Watch “Marketing of madness” and “Making a killing” documentaries…!!!

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