Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

Albert Einstein, as a youth, would have likely received an ADHD diagnosis, and maybe an ODD one as well. Albert didn’t pay attention to his teachers, failed his college entrance examinations twice, and had difficulty holding jobs. However, Einstein biographer Ronald Clark (Einstein: The Life and Times) asserts that Albert’s problems did not stem from attention deficits but rather from his hatred of authoritarian, Prussian discipline in his schools.

Full article: http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/why-anti-authoritarians-are-diagnosed-as-mentally-ill/

6 comments to Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

  • Ben

    I still have scares on my knuckles from where the nuns hit me with rulers.

    Anti-authoritarian indeed.

    Take that Sister Justella!

  • Ben

    whoops…scars…

    • lastmanstanding

      Discipline at an early age is a good thing…you seem to be OK!

      I didn’t hurt me either…my grandkids are next.

    • lastmanstanding

      it…us old guys must be having the same problems today…

      • Irving14941

        Naaah, it’s a generational thing (parent’s beating their kids), which definitely stopped somewhere in the mid 90’s.

        I remember when my mama whipped my ass with the video game controller of the SNES. That really hurt, lol. I was like the passion of the christ.

  • vich

    Great article!! Always wondered what my problem was. LOL!!

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