CBS: According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 20 percent of American children are suffering from mental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and autism.
Total cobblers, in part because ADHD doesn’t exist. The piece goes on:
The CDC data was collected between 1994 and 2011, and it shows that the number of children being diagnosed with mental disorders has been steadily growing. The study did not conclude exactly why the numbers are increasing.
Probably there are a number of reasons why increasing numbers of children have been diagnosed with mental disorders. Sitting them in front of electronic babysitters can’t be doing young minds any good, but it’s a massive leap from filling their heads with mush to a mental disorder. In the end I’m still persuaded by Dr Thomas Szasz’s explanation, that the problem is an epidemic of psychiatry. It’s a very lucrative epidemic for armies of pill-pushers.