Prevention is not a harmless activity

Harrington and Clarke,(4) reviewing possibilities for the prevention of adolescent depression, drew together some of the possible adverse effects of prevention. Screening creates ethical problems and may be counterproductive by providing a 'certificate of health' for those only just below the risk threshold. Programmes cost money which could be spent on proven treatments, bearing in mind most cases currently go untreated. Educational programmes to prevent suicide may upset students or normalize suicidal behaviour. Some well-intentioned programmes, particularly with adults, have eventually produced a worse outcome than routine care or no intervention. Interventions of proven effectiveness may be too expensive to implement in terms of resource consumption.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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