The Rebecca in question was given a fatal dose of clonodine by her parents. But Diller thinks it is the Biederman's fault. Why? Because he (and others) developed the standards " which include diagnosing preschool children as young as 2 with bipolar disorder and treating them with multiple medications."
How and why the Globe ran this cruel attack is beyond me. Biederman is a scholar and a caring, compassionate doctor. As for Diller's claim that of a "purported" diagnosis of bi-polar disorder, is there someone on the Globe editorial staff that is a closet Scientologist? Early onset bi-polar disorder has been clinicially documented, diagnosed and treated.
As the parent of a child who responded to the regimens developed by Biederman and others I can attest to it.
The Globe should be ashamed of itself for allowing it's reputation to be tarnished in this manner. As for Diller, he is beneath contempt and not worthy of further mention.