Inventor of ADHD’s Deathbed Confession: “ADHD is a Fictitious Disease”

Fortunately, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics — AO says: just another

Leon Eisenberg: “ADHD is a Fictitious Disease”

Leon Eisenberg:  “ADHD is a Fictitious Disease”

“service” used to conceal EUGENICS — (NEK, President: Otfried Höffe) critically commented on the use of the ADHD drug Ritalin in its opinion of 22 November 2011 titled Human enhancement by means of pharmacological agents: The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part.
That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal

rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s freedom and impairs their personality development”, the NEK criticized.

The alarmed critics of the Ritalin disaster are now getting support from an entirely different side. The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted in its cover story on 2 February 2012 the US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg, born in 1922 as the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, who was the “scientific father of ADHD” and who said at the age of 87, seven months before his death in his last interview: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease”

Since 1968, however, some 40 years, Leon Eisenberg’s “disease” haunted the diagnostic and statistical manuals, first as “hyperkinetic reaction of childhood”, now called “ADHD”. The use of ADHD medications in Germany rose in only eighteen years from 34 kg (in 1993) to a record of no less than 1760 kg (in 2011) – which is a 51-fold increase in sales! In the United States every tenth boy among ten year-olds already swallows an Girl-Spoonfull-TabletsADHD medication on a daily basis. With an increasing tendency.

This is well paid. Just one example: The Assistant Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School received “$1 million in earnings from drug companies between 2000 and 2007”. In any case, no one can easily get around the testimony of the father of ADHD: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”

When it comes to the proven repertoire of Edward Bernays, the father of propaganda, to sell the First World War to his people with the help of his uncle’s psychoanalysis and to distort science and the faith in science to increase profits of the industry – what about investigating on whose behalf the “scientific father of ADHD” conducted science? His career was remarkably steep, and his “fictitious disease” led to the best sales increases. And after all, he served in the “Committee for DSM V and ICD XII, American Psychiatric Association” from 2006 to 2009. After all, Leon Eisenberg received “the Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research. He has been a leader in child psychiatry for more than 40 years through his work in pharmacological trials, research, teaching, and social policy and for his theories of autism and social medicine”.

This is well paid. Just one example: The Assistant Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School received “$1 million in earnings from drug companies between 2000 and 2007”. In any case, no one can easily get around the testimony of the father of ADHD: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”

And after all, Eisenberg was a member of the “Organizing Committee for Women and Medicine Conference, Bahamas, November 29 – December 3, 2006, Josiah Macy Foundation (2006)”. The Josiah Macy Foundation organized conferences with intelligence agents of the OSS, later CIA, such as Gregory Bateson and Heinz von Foerster during and long after World War II. Have such groups marketed the diagnosis of ADHD in the service of the pharmaceutical market and tailor-made for him with a lot of propaganda and public relations? It is this issue that the American psychologist Lisa Cosgrove and others investigated in their study Financial Ties between DSM-IV Panel Members and the Pharmaceutical Industry7. They found that “Of the 170 DSM panel members 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on ‘Mood Disorders’ and ‘Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders’ had financial ties to drug companies. The connections are especially strong in those diagnostic areas where drugs are the first line of treatment for mental disorders.” In the next edition of the manual, the situation is unchanged. “Of the 137 DSM-V panel members who have posted disclosure statements, 56% have reported industry ties – no improvement over the percent of DSM-IV members.” “The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry,” said Dr Irwin Savodnik, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles.

This is well paid. Just one example: The Assistant Director of the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School received “$1 million in earnings from drug companies between 2000 and 2007”. In any case, no one can easily get around the testimony of the father of ADHD: “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”

The task of psychologists, educators and doctors is not to put children on the “chemical lead” because the entire society cannot handle the products of its misguided theories of man and raising children, and instead hands over our children to the free pharmaceutical market. Let us return to the basic matter of personal psychology and education: The child is to acquire personal responsibility and emphatic behavior under expert guidance – and that takes the family and the school: In these fields, the child should be able to lead off mentally. This constitutes the core of the human person.


11 responses

  1. I totally dispute the findings in this article. We have looked after our grandson since h was 8 yrs old – he is now 22 yrs old. He was diagnosed at 6yrs with ADHD, OD and mild CD. He was put on Ritalin from 6 yrs -14 yrs to help him concentrate and enable him to get through a day’s schooling. He was supposed to have three doses a day of Ritalin, but we never gave him his after school dose, preferring to put up with his behaviour. He has never been able to learn how to read or write. Once he was expelled from school at 14 yrs we did not seek further use of Ritalin for him. His behaviour problems continued. He was also drinking and using cannabis with local youths and had a virtual mental breakdown at 15 yrs; lack of regular sleep also contributed. He was admitted to hospital one afternoon and the next day admitted to a youth psychiatric hospital for .close to a month. He was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.. He has been on a variety of anti-psych drugs over the next few years, and was eventually put on Chlozapine three years ago. He has to have monthly blood tests to monitor his white cells. His weight has ballooned out during the last three years, going from 97kg to 123 kg now.

    ADHD is a genuine disease. It could also be a step towards mental health problems in early teenage years.

    However, there are plenty of hyperactive children out there who may not have ADHD. Children should be examined and assessed by childrens health specialists such as paediatricians, not just GP’s who don’t have the experience of dealing with such conditions or disease. ADD is a similar problem without the hyperactivity and behavioural problems. These are the dreamers who just can’t concentrate with school studies. .
    Should they be put on Ritalin? I don’t know because every case is different and some children improve after adolescence. But children with ADHD certainly need some medication. Should it still be Ritalin, I don’t know. Does Ritalin have detrimental effects on children in the longterm? Again I don’t know. I know Ritalin helped my grandson to concentrate better during school hours. ADHD is certainly not a fictitious disease. It could well be a pathway to mental health problems in teenage years, and cannabis may also cause fragile minds to be pushed over the edge!

    1. You’re absolutely wrong. Your unintentionally killing your grandson. They told me I had it to. I even dropped out. Now I run several business. The education system doesn’t promote a quality self sustainable life. Get him off the drugs, and allow him to be WHOEVER it is that he’s trying to be.

    2. Or maybe your kid is just an idiot. Has you ever come across Darwinism? Read into it.

  2. Prescribing children drugs should be the very last option and only after every avenue has been exhausted!!!

  3. Adhd is real and not fictitious. I have had ADHD since childhood and did not know it until my youngest son had it. I looked at all of the symptoms and came to the realization that this is the reason for my lack of concentration and my need for the adrenaline rush. This is putting yourself in dangerous situations which I did frequently. I thought maybe it was genetic because my son had it, but I also had a hard time giving birth to him where he was under my pelvis with the cord around his neck. I believe it may have been caused by lack of oxygen to the brain in delivery. There was not time for a C section as the doctor did not get there till the last minute and after they took me off the medicine to induce labor because his heart rate went down with the contractions. When he was delivered he was the color of a blueberry and as stiff as a board, with his elbows and knees bent. But, within seconds he whimpered and then cried. When he was little he used to get into fights with older children and win. I did not even think then about adhd, until he was in the 7th grade and then it seemed that his adhd got worse and he was fighting in school a lot and his grades started dropping. Before this time, he was an A and B student. I myself started college and this is how I found out that it had got worse over the years. I take Adderall to help me concentrate. The adderall does not make me speedy only makes me able to concentrate. I also have fibromyalgia which has made my concentration worse. I would not be able to go through college without falling behind without it. If the medication makes the person speedy then they do not have ADHD. I do not recommend this for a child under the age of 15 or any other type of medication. My point being that this is a real disease, and something the medical world should take seriously.

    1. Thank you for the info but I believe you’re misguided.
      As Mark Twain put it, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”

  4. You don’t get misguided when you live with it.

  5. A Dutch scientist found a special diet cured most of the negative behaviour as described above. Also the Gaps diet sounds promising. What if all these diseases are bogus diseases created on purpose by adding many dangerous additives to processed food. Look up the Need for Worldpopulationreduction, then you will know. Find also why this reduction is totally unnecessary and evil.


    1. Thank you G.
      you’re the voice of reason.

    2. Diet would undoubtably improve things, but it has been strongly suggested that the fetal alcohol syndrome is a major contribution to children’s behaviour as well. Add drugs to the mix and it becomes a real stew. What the mother is putting into herself during pregnancy is a major contribution to what the child becomes later. It is only after somebody actually brings up a child with behavioural problems and learning difficulties that they will really understand. Theory is fine. What long term affects will Ritalin have? If the child really has ADHD, the affects will be minor. The affects of Ritalin on a normal person is like giving them cocaine.

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