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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Government allegedly takes autistic Perth boy from family after medication fight

A long battle over medical care for a young Perth boy with autism has allegedly resulted in the government removing him and his sister from the foster mother who has cared for them for seven years.

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Stop giving bullied children anti-depressants, warns Government adviser

Britain’s child mental health crisis is far worse than most people realise and we risk "medicalising childhood" through botched attempts to address the problem, the Government’s mental health champion for schools has said.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kids With ADHD Do Better With Therapy First, Study Finds

When their son Christian got tossed out of kindergarten because of his impulsivity and hyperactivity, Laura and Adolfo Siclari knew they needed to do something.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Why are children being prescribed more psychiatric and serious medications than ever before?

New studies suggest more children than ever are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and other serious medications.

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Concern over 'extremely dangerous' untrained therapists putting vulnerable clients at risk

Counsellors have expressed “huge concern” that untrained therapists are breaking professional boundaries, putting vulnerable clients at risk and could even induce a nervous breakdown.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Family Court orders chemotherapy to be administered to a 6 year old against parents’ wishes

This case illustrates how the Family Court will take the best interests of a child into account in making its decisions. This is the case even when both parents are united in their wishes for their child.

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Drugging Our Kids: Foster care bill targets excessive prescribing of psychiatric drugs

The voices of foster youth and their advocates overcame the powerful physicians lobby in the Capitol on Monday, as a bill to identify and investigate California doctors who overprescribe psychiatric drugs to traumatized foster children won a key Senate vote.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

CCHR Educates Over 7,000 Families on How to Protect Their Children from Involuntary Commitment in Florida

Participating in dozens of family orientated events, CCHR is on a crusade to stop the involuntary commitment of children in Florida without parental consent or knowledge.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Parents of autistic kids frustrated by lack of residential treatment options

The Steffens can’t go on a family outing to a park. Or stay with out-of-town relatives. Or, if 11-year-old Andrew is along, even stop by the grocery.

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ADHD Drugs:Helpful or Destructive?

There is some confusion as to why stimulant drugs have a calming effect on children. Therefore, it was postulated that children with ADHD have some sort of deficiency that stimulants fill. This is a false notion, as the effects of ADHD drugs are the same in all people, whether they have ADHD or not. When scientists experimented on lab animals, by giving them stimulants, they observed a universal adverse response. This reaction, which we will elaborate on below, occurs in humans to the same degree.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse

Keith Conners can rightly be called the “Father of ADHD”. He was there at the birth of the disorder and probably knows more about it than anyone else on the planet.

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Families with children suffering from mental illness should not fight alone

In February, the Duchess of Cambridge made news headlines around the globe when she publicly announced support for an initiative to reduce the stigma around children suffering from mental illness. I’d like to thank her for bringing heightened awareness to this critical issue.

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