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    When I testified before the Arkansas State Legislature in Little Rock,
  May 3, 2000, the chairman of the session, the husband of a teacher,
  asserted that schoolteachers in his state do not make diagnoses, suggest
  treatment, or in any other way take it upon themselves to practice
  medicine.  In fact, teachers, across the country, are being trained in
  psychiatric diagnosis and are exhorted to go forth and diagnose and

  Our own Surgeon General, David Satcher, MD, who knows better, is the
  federal government's number one cheer leader, lying to the public,
  telling  us psychiatric disorders are diseases, as sure as diabetes, and
  cancer; exhorting educators--not to teach, not to render literate,
  but--to go forth and diagnose ADHD and all psychiatric disorders.  And
  educators, in a brain-diagnosing ecstacy, are only to thrilled to
  comply.  They are the ones who start the ball rolling.  They finger
  suspected cases, then hound parent to get their child to the local
  specialist who, somehow,  never fails to find ADHD.   We heard from a
  Little Rock area school superintendent  who testified that 15% in their
  middle school were on medication administered in school.

  When it comes to diagnosing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  (ADHD), a parent's idea of ``disruptive behavior'' in a child may be
  different from a teacher's, study findings suggest [NEW YORK, Feb 28,
  2000 (Reuters Health) ].  Doctors should try to talk to a youngster's
  teacher before they diagnose ADHD, said a report in the March issue of
  the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
  Psychiatry.  Parents tend to ``under-identify ADHD symptoms at school,
  particularly  hyperactive-impulsive behaviors,'' according to Dr.
  Jeffrey M. Halperin. Parents report school behavior that is actually
  closer to how the child behaves at home, and ``parents are often unable
  to precisely indicate which symptoms their child exhibits in the
  classroom,''  the researchers found.  ``Direct contact with teachers
  remains the most accurate way to obtain this information (about
  symptoms),'' Halperin writes.

  The agreement between the parents and teachers on a child's behavior
  tended to be poor. For example, 20 children fit the inattentive subtype,
  based on behavior descriptions from either the parent or the teacher,
  but for only two of these children did parent and teacher descriptions
  agree.  ``The parent and teacher agreement regarding the presence of
  individual  symptoms in the school setting was rarely better than
  chance,'' the authors note. [Journal of the American Academy of Child
  and Adolescent Psychiatry  2000;39:308-313]

  And, to think, they have an entire nation believing we are diagnosing an
  actual brain disease.  Disgracefully, the medical profession,
  trivialized, stripped of its ethic by the physician glut,  grasps at the
  "financial crumbs" thrown to them by victimizing normal children.
  Never mind that they make parents, by the millions,  believe their
  normal children are abnormal; never mind that they make normal,  but
  horribly mis-educated children believe their brains are abnormal;
  believe they are to blame.  No matter that they, next prescribe for and
  poison the once normal children by way of convincing themselves that
  what they do is legitimate.  Allow me to disabuse them of that notion.
  Allow me to disabuse members of the Congress of the United States of the
  notion that they help any child when they appropriate any funds
  whatsoever for such "diagnosis" and "treatment".  The children are
  normal; the appropriate terms are "targeting," "predatory", "pushing",
  "drugging", "poisoning", "ruining (forever)."

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