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Sexting: Researchers attempting to label teen sexual texting as ADHD or depression

Sunday, December 30, 2012 by: Mike Bundrant
Tags: sexting, mental disorders, labeling children

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(NaturalNews) Teen sexting - when teenagers text nude photos of themselves to each other - is coming into the crosshairs of psychiatry. Soon these hormone driven youth will be candidates for big pharma's ever expanding roundup of humankind.

Sexting is a problem. Surveys vary, but the general consensus is that roughly one in ten teens admit to sending or receiving inappropriate pictures. Five percent admit to sending a nude picture of themselves.

Sexting is pornography and it may violate child pornography laws. It is serious. Parents should make every effort to ensure children do not participate.

It seems that researchers are now seeking to label teen sexting as part of mental illness. To them, there must be a diagnosis that fits. So, they look for one.

According to the Metro West Adolescent Health Survey:

Thirty-six percent of students who had sexted reported depressive symptoms in the past year, per the study conducted by The Educational Development Center, while only 17 percent of students who have not sexted reported symptoms of depression.

There you have it. The association has been made to depression, a diagnosable mental illness. The survey did not reveal if sexting causes depressive symptoms, or if depressive symptoms cause people to sext. The only thing the survey did was make an association.

Other researchers are tossing around ADHD impulse control as a factor in teen sexting habits.

Isn't this a good thing, though? Isn't it progress to figure out what might be causing all the sexting? It is important to understand what is causing this serious problem. Labeling it as depression or ADHD is not helpful at all, however, especially when the treatment is typically psychotropic medication.

If we need a name for the sexting disorder, let's by pass Major Depressive Disorder and ADHD. I have a some better suggestions:


My-parents-are-not-paying-enough-attention
Disorder

I-seriously-need-my-phone-taken-away Disorder

Someone-please-talk-to-me-about-sex-so-it-is-no-longer-a-forbidden-fruit Disorder.

I-am-in-over-my-head-and-need-help Disorder.

I-need-someone-to-love-me Disorder.

If we did surveys on the above disorders, I am confident we would find validation for each of them, too. The remedy is a HUMAN intervention, not a pharmaceutical one.

Is YOUR child sexting?

Don't deny the possibility. If you are a parent, it is your responsibility to protect your child. Get involved. Don't be afraid to confront and dig into your kid's personal life. Any dirt you find can be cleaned up if you are committed. In years to come your child will thank you, but even if he doesn't, it is still the right thing to do.

About the author:
Watch the free video The AHA! Process: An End to Self-Sabotage and discover the lost keys to personal transformation and emotional well-being that have been suppressed by mainstream mental health for decades.

The information in this video has been called the missing link in mental health and personal development. In a world full of shallow, quick-fix techniques, second rate psychology and pharmaceutical takeovers, real solutions have become nearly impossible to find. Click here to watch the presentation that will turn your world upside down.

Mike Bundrant is co-founder of the iNLP Center and host of Mental Health Exposed, a Natural News Radio program.

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