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Friday, July 14, 2017

Keith Conners, Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing A.D.H.D., Dies at 84


Keith Conners, whose work with hyperactive children established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. — and who late in life expressed misgivings about how loosely applied that label had become — died on July 5 in Durham, N.C. He was 84.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Psychiatric Labelling and Drugging of Australian Children

Australia is experiencing a tidal wave of psychiatric drugging. In a population of just over 24 million, more than 35 million prescriptions are written for psychiatric drugs every year, with $8 billion spent annually on mental health. Of great concern is the growing numbers of children and teenagers on antidepressants when no antidepressant is approved for use in children under the age of 18 for depression. Considering the huge increases in psychiatric drug consumption over the last twenty years – drugs we are told are nothing short of miraculous – why aren’t we doing better? This compelling documentary details the real story of what lies behind the ever-increasing psychiatric funding and drugging of our children and society. Watch Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry. It is vital information everyone needs to know.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lawmakers debated a bill April 24 that would authorize teachers to restrain violent students and remove unruly students from the classroom without facing legal action.

Lawmakers debated a bill April 24 that would authorize teachers to restrain violent students and remove unruly students from the classroom without facing legal action.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kids Diagnosed with Autism More Likely to Get Psychotropic Drugs

In a recently published study reviewing medication prescription in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Madden and her colleagues report that children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are much more likely to be prescribed a psychotropic medication compared to their peers who do not have this diagnosis.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ADHD Meds Won’t Necessarily Help Your Kid’s Grades

Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

FDA APPROVES OXYCONTIN USE FOR CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for pediatric use. The regulatory agency reported the drug is safe for children as young as 11 who are experiencing chronic pain that cannot be treated successfully with other medications. OxyContin is an extended-release version of oxycodone.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Study links Acetaminophen during pregnancy to ADHD in kids

A shocking new study says a pain killer that half of all pregnant women in the United States take causes ADD and ADHD in children.

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