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Old April 25th, 2008 #2
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One thing that needs to be clarified: fake mental disorders such as ADHD take NORMAL behaviour of a child and classify it as a disorder.

I am not claiming there are no such thing as legitimate mental disorders. But in order for us to classify something as a mental disorder, it must be characterized by ABNORMAL behaviour. Homosexuality is a good example. A fixation on feces would be another. But even in these cases, a solution is not likely to be found in drugging the brain with a certain chemical.

But a child not paying attention is class is an issue of DICIPLINE, not a mental disorder.