ADHD Drug Side Effects http://goo.gl/rjAKh ADHD is a mental “disorder” based only on a checklist of behaviors. It is not a disease.There is no medical ADHD test to prove any kid has ADHD, yet more than 4.5 million kids have been diagnosed and put on drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta, which the U.S. DEA places in the same highly addictive category of drugs as cocaine, morphine and opium. According to the Center for Disease Control, boys are much more likely to be diagnosed “ADHD” than girls. The “checklist” for ADHD could fit all normal kid as there is no ADHD test – it is diagnosed solely by behaviors and literally includes such ridiculous criteria as the following: ” runs about or climbs excessively in situations when it is not appropriate” ” is often ‘on the go “acts as if driven by a motor” “blurts out answers” “is easily distracted” ” loses pencils or toys” “often doesn’t seem to listen”
To be perfectly clear — this is all that it takes to diagnoses a child with a ‘mental disorder’ of ADHD; a checklist of behaviors (the above is taken directly from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychiatry’s billing bible. There are no blood tests, brain scans, chemical imbalance tests, X-rays or “genetic” factors to prove any child has a mental “illness” called ADHD. This is simply a list of child-like behaviors that psychiatrists clustered together, repackaged as a mental disorder and the result is a multi- billion dollar empire — the child labeling and drugging industry.
According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA): Based on the understanding that the body and mind are interrelated, dance/movement therapy (D/MT) is defined as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual. Dance/movement therapy is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational, and forensic settings, and in nursing homes, day care centers, disease prevention, and health promotion programs. The dance/movement therapist focuses on movement behavior as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship. Expressive, communicative, and adaptive behaviors are all considered for both group and individual treatment. Body movement as the core component of dance simultaneously provides the means of assessment and the mode of intervention for dance/movement therapy.
I often define D/MT to clients as psychotherapy that is not limited to talking but encompasses the full range of human expression, including movement such as gestures and or postures, drawing, writing, drama, music and other expressions that can have a therapeutic benefit for the client(s).