Here is a doctor on the diagnosis of A.D.H.D.
Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools.
“I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr. Anderson, a pediatrician for many poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta. “We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”
The story photographer captured the perfect photo of one of the drugged children. This child was taken off of Adderall when he became suicidal, and so they put him on Risperdal, a medication for the treatment of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia.
Take a note of this photo, and the description on the right side. The parents have four children, and all of them have been put on psychotropic drugs.
4:32 am on October 12, 2012 Email Karen De Coster