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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Number of children given drugs for ADHD up ninefold with patients as young as THREE being prescribed Ritalin

Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have risen almost nine-fold, with claims that children as young as three are taking them.

Number of children given drugs for ADHD up ninefold with patients as young as THREE being prescribed Ritalin


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Study: One in five U.S. children have mental disorder

As many as one in five children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder in a given year, according to national data recently compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study: One in five U.S. children have mental disorder

Monday, June 24, 2013

As a child in orthopedic schools in the 1950s, I clearly remember other disabled children being tackled or held down by teachers.

Voices of disability: Ignorance not an excuse for physically restraining disabled students


Friday, June 21, 2013

America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis

More and more people around you are being diagnosed with depression or ADHD, but is that an illusion? There is an epidemic in America, but it’s not an epidemic of psychiatric disorders—it’s an epidemic of over-diagnosis that’s making billions for pharmaceutical companies and the doctors prescribing these drugs.

America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients

A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized ("killed") by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and vaccines, nations are increasingly trying to figure out what to do with all these children who have been permanently damaged by the medical and biotech industries.

Euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament; doctors to mass-euthanize children and Alzheimer's patients


Dan Olmsted: The Amish All Over Again

I’m about at that point when it comes to the Amish and their amazingly good health. There’s been story after story reporting the relative absence of Alzheimer’s, allergies, asthma – you know, the big chronic disorders that plague the people who live around them, namely the rest of us. Not to mention -- not ever -- the lack of autism.
Dan Olmsted: The Amish All Over Again


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Too many psychiatric diagnoses for children: an epidemic of labels

Allen Frances, professor of child psychiatry at Duke University and chair of the DSM IV(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) task force hit the nail on the head in a recent commentary "Why So Many Epidemics of Childhood Mental Disorders?" in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Because he makes his argument so clearly and persuasively (and the full article is only available to those who subscribe to the journal) I will quote it at length.

Too many psychiatric diagnoses for children: an epidemic of labels

Leading Experts to Speak at Vatican about the Controversy of Children and Psychotropics

Psychiatric medications have emerged as a first line of treatment for youth emotional and behavioral problems. Concurrently, the use of psychosocial intervention has fallen. An upcoming June 14-15 conference at the Vatican examines this trend—making accurate information available in an area typically shrouded in industry marketing—and asks, “Are the rising global prescription rates justified by the clinical trial evidence?” An interdisciplinary team of the world’s leading authorities, including award winning journalist Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of an Epidemic), acclaimed Harvard psychologist Irving Kirsch (The Emperor’s New Drugs), and renowned psychiatrists Sami Timimi, Giovanni Fava, Joanna Moncrieff, and Pat Bracken will examine and debate the controversy about the safety and effectiveness of psychotropics and other treatments, and conclude that based on the evidence, psychosocial options should be the first choice.

Leading Experts to Speak at Vatican about the Controversy of Children and Psychotropics


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Psychiatric drugging of kids investigation opened up by the Vatican

There has been a growing awareness of the completely fraudulent and dangerous nature of psychiatry. There are no biological markers for the myriad of what are actually mythical diagnoses of the psychiatrists. And the psychiatric drugs are all highly toxic poisons which consistently cause far more harm than good with the mental hospitals serving as no more than concentration camps where people are drugged, beaten, shocked, isolated, raped and left to die. To makes matters worse in the United States this tyranny is often legalized by the psychiatrists, in their own hidden court rooms with their own personal judges, against perfectly sane and law abiding activists in swift, fixed kangaroo civil court proceedings with no juries and no sworn in testimony. The targets of this tyranny are generally, but not always, poor.

Psychiatric drugging of kids investigation opened up by the Vatican

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Study finds high rates of attention deficit disorder in Maine

Children and adults in Maine are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder at rates far exceeding the national average, fueling higher spending on treatment and medication, according to a national study by Express Scripts, one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies.

Study finds high rates of attention deficit disorder in Maine


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Drugging the kids

People have strong opinions about medicating children.

In my experience, those with the loudest complaints haven’t themselves been in a position to need to medicate their child. It is easy to judge when you haven’t walked the road yourself.

Drugging the kids

Guidelines target kids' psychotropic drug usage

New best-practice guidelines should help reduce the prescription of psychotropic medications to children, especially those in foster care who receive anti-psychotic medications at nearly nine times the rate of other children receiving Medicaid.

Guidelines target kids' psychotropic drug usage

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Channing Tatum talks parenting, fame, and Justin Bieber in the cover story for July’s Vanity Fair.

Channing Tatum: I Won’t Medicate Kid For Learning Disabilities, “Worry” About Justin Bieber

Prescription Drugs Now Kill More People In The US Than Heroin And Cocaine Combined

Prescription opioid painkillers are responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined, according to a new study out of Brandeis University.

Prescription Drugs Now Kill More People In The US Than Heroin And Cocaine Combined