Monday, August 16, 2010

Tom Sawyer and ADHD

Some interesting observations from Joanne Jacobs

No place for Tom and Huck — :

If Tom Sawyer were a schoolboy today, he’d be diagnosed with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post. And maybe CD (Conduct Disorder) too.

What would the treatment be?
These days Tom and Huck would be on Ritalin. And Aunt Polly would be on Prozac.

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