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23 februari 2012

'Genezen' we anti-autoritair gedrag met pillen?

Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem
Door Bruce E. Levine, Alternet, 20 februari 2012

In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder [ADHD; K], anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by 1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians; and 2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not

[...] Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society’s most oppressive authorities.

[...] We are increasingly marketing drugs that essentially "cure" anti-authoritarians.

Zie ook (later toegevoegd):

How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey
Door Noam Chomsky, Alternet, 4 april 2012

Forty years ago there was deep concern that the population was breaking free of apathy and obedience. Since then, many measures have been taken to restore discipline.

Doped-Up Nation: How America Became a Country of Addicts
Door Richard Juman, The Fix / Alternet, 14 augustus 2012 

Beter presteren op school, neem een ADHD-pil
Door Marco Visser, Trouw, 10 oktober 2012

How Kids Are Getting Hooked on Pills for Life
Door Evelyn Pringle en Martha Rosenberg, Alternet, 18 oktober 2012

Young children were once expected to outgrow their issues; now they're diagnosed with lifelong psychiatric problems.

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