The Overpathologizing Of Child Behaviour (Or Why The DSM Isn’t Always Helpful)
When I was kid, the school complained that I was too fidgety and had trouble paying attention to the teacher. It was 1970 and I was given the diagnosis “Ants in her in pants.”
About the same time, my left-handed brother was having his hand thwacked with a ruler repeatedly for holding the pencil in his left hand. Writing was a behaviour that was only to be done with the right hand.