Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ritalin is Poison

"What’s wrong with the children? Basically the children have started to show signs of insanity because the system that is raising them is nuts," says Tom DeWeese. He then proceeds to surgically take apart the current system of diagnosing "ADHD" then prescribing drugs as a solution.

"Schools need answers. Parents need answers. Psychologists need to prove their credentials. So, in the dark, blind as bats, action has been taken." DeWeese discusses the origin of so-called "ADHD" and the way it came out of nowhere to create a multi-billion dollar industry for Big Pharma.

DeWeese says it like it is: "
To date, there has never been issued a single peer-reviewed scientific paper officially claiming to prove ADD/ADHD exists. Nor has there ever been a single bit of physical evidence to confirm the disease exists. So-called experts on the subject have refused to answer the simple question, “is ADD/ADHD a real disease?” Medical researchers charge that ADHD does not meet the medical definition of a disease or syndrome or anything organic or biologic."

But delighted with the sales of Ritalin and other drugs, Big Pharma has been laying awake night trying to figure out ways to justify the existence of ADHD and pushing their poisons.

Read the entire article here.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Tell Them The Truth

This great article is from the L.A. Times. Read it in its entirety here. The Times requires a log-in but you can get one for free and it's easy to do.

Truth is, it's best if they know
Depression is less likely in children who are hip to what peers think of them -- good or bad.
By Melissa Healy, Times Staff Writer

Some politicians, public health officials, mental health activists and pharmaceutical companies have worked to establish mental-health screening programs in schools and the community. Those initiatives, including a model program designed at Columbia University called TeenScreen, aim to steer kids who are more likely to develop depression toward help before their emotional difficulties lead them to risky behaviors, academic failure or suicide attempts. In recent years, six states — Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Iowa and New Mexico — have moved to adopt programs that screen schoolchildren for warning signs of mental illness, including depression. Elsewhere, individual school districts have followed suit.

Those efforts have proven controversial. Many parents fear their children will be labeled as mentally ill and marked for special attention because they have expressed sentiments typical of adolescents. Others caution that there are few services and scant psychiatric help available for the millions of children that could be identified. And many suspect such screens are drug company-sponsored efforts to build the market for antidepressants.

Researchers and clinicians, meanwhile, say they are far from having developed accurate predictors of a child developing depression. The younger the child, the murkier the crystal ball.