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Monday, May 30, 2016

Does Your Child Have ‘ADHD’? It Might Depend On Your Doctor

A study published in the journal Pediatrics reveals large differences from one pediatrician to the next when it comes to diagnosing and prescribing drugs for ‘ADHD.’ The researchers found that the percentage of children being diagnosed with ‘ADHD’ varied from as high as 16% of patients at some offices to as little as 1% of patients at others. The data also revealed significant but lower variability in the pediatric diagnosis of anxiety and depression.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Here’s why states want to make it tough to skip childhood vaccines

When Jennifer Stella’s two children were babies, she made sure they got all the usual vaccines. But when one started having seizures and the other developed eczema after they’d gotten immunizations, the Vermont woman decided her kids would no longer get shots required to attend school.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Broken System: Rhode Island Mental Health Treatment for Children

Until last spring, his fits were mostly contained within his home. A hole in the hallway wall proves it. But one fair day last April, his aggression went public.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs

Family doctors have condemned NHS care for children with mental health problems as woefully inadequate and warned that vulnerable young people are coming to harm during waits of up to a year for specialist help.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stop drugging ADHD kids — and start teaching them to use their gifts

This year, Americans will spend more than $8 billion on members of the stimulant family, in a desperate attempt to keep squirmy school kids with ADHD glued to their chairs — or sometimes, even their kindergarten rugs.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

CCHR to Protest the Electroshocking of Children in Atlanta at the American Psychiatric Convention

In response to the American Psychiatric Associations calling on the FDA to allow the electroshocking of children who don't respond to "treatment" (drugs), CCHR is holding a protest at the annual American Psychiatric Association convention in downtown Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Anyone interested in joining the protest can sign up on the Facebook event page. The protestors will meet up at 10:30 am at the north end of Woodruff Park to start the march.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CCHR Working to Restore Parental Rights and Prevent Abuse of the Baker Act

The mental health law in Florida, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows children to be involuntarily committed from school and sent for psychiatric evaluation. This is supposed to happen if it is believed the child has a mental illness and could be a serious threat to themselves or others.

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5 things every parent needs to know about ADHD

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at the best way to treat young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. The new studies provide strong evidence that not only is behavior therapy effective and it works without the side effects of medication —it's the better first step.

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Studies find drugs prescribed inappropriately

In unrelated studies released Tuesday, the agency found that nearly a third of antibiotics were prescribed needlessly, potentially feeding resistance to those drugs, and that very young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who should have been referred first for behavioral therapy might have instead been placed on medication, with unknown long-term consequences.


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