Is Your Kid Faking Sick?

Is Your Kid Faking Sick?

There are 20 comments on the Metro Parent story from Feb 3, 2014, titled Is Your Kid Faking Sick?. In it, Metro Parent reports that:

And faking sick to skip school isn't rare. Learn why kids do it, whether your child's illness is copasetic and what parents can do when they smell a rat.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Metro Parent.


Hampton, FL

#1 Feb 3, 2014
I the kid is pretending to be sick for school it is because school has become a nightmare for profits by the corporate lies of the Mental Health and pharmaceutical Industry and they want to stay home

The parents feel the same way as do the teaches except the principle who has a degree in the Mental Health Industry

Hampton, FL

#2 Feb 3, 2014
Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
By Dr. Leonard Sax

When I first began writing prescriptions for children 22 years ago, it was unusual for a child to be taking powerful psychiatric drugs. Today it's common. How did we get here?
Dr. Joseph Biederman is part of the answer. He's an important guy. His title is "chief of pediatric psychopharmacology" at Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Pediatricians and family doctors look to him, and doctors like him, for guidance about what they should do with problem kids. For the past two decades, Biederman has pushed the use of medications for treating ADHD and bipolar disorder. Over the past two decades, the use of medications for treating those disorders has soared.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), recognizing how much influence Biederman has in promoting these medications for children, wondered whether the doctor might be taking money from drug companies. When first asked, Biederman admitted to taking perhaps "a couple hundred thousand dollars" from pharmaceutical companies. When he was asked to take another look, it turned out that Biederman and a colleague had accepted more than $1.6 million from the drug companies. And they hadn't told anybody.

Or consider the case of Dr. Fred Goodwin. After stepping down as director of the National Institute for Mental Health, Goodwin moved on to serve as the host of the NPR program "The Infinite Mind." Goodwin didn't think he needed to tell anybody that the drug companies were paying him $1.3 million, even as he reassured listeners on his program about the safety of powerful psychiatric medications for children. Last month, after his connections to the drug industry came to light, NPR canceled his program.

Hampton, FL

#3 Feb 3, 2014
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:
(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.
9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-
(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and
(ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance
§300.24 Related services.
(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.
(9) Psychological services includes-
(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
(ii) Interpreting assessment results;
(iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning;
(iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations;
(v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and

(vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

Hampton, FL

#4 Feb 3, 2014
Don't forget the uniform

Did Nazi schools have a uniform?

Yes, they did have a uniform. It had swastikas on it.

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Nazi Schools

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Nazi Education

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The Nazis liked uniforms

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Hitler youth

On April 3, 1933, Schirach sent fifty Hitler Youths storming into the Berlin offices of the Reichs Committee of German Youth Associations, an organization representing nearly six million German children involved a huge array of youth programs. Staff members inside the building were told to continue working and were simply informed they were now under the authority of the Hitler Youth. Thus the majority of Germany's youth organizations had instantly been placed under Schirach's control.

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Hampton, FL

#5 Feb 3, 2014
The Dangers of Mental Health Screening
Nathaniel S. Lehrman, M.D.
Presented by invitation at the Annual Meeting of
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Arlington, VA, September 23, 2005

A. Introduction

The “mental health screening program” created by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health is a colossal fraud built upon, and aggravating, earlier frauds. It is presented as a way of ferreting out hidden “mental illness,” first in school children, so they can then get “appropriate treatment”- medications. It is actually a brazen attempt to hide the injuries caused by 50 years of peddling increasingly harmful and increasingly costly psychiatric drugs. Not only will the program increase America’s huge, ever-rising, rate of mental disability by dispensing ever more medications which produce and aggravate these disabilities, but it represents the misuse of medicine to destroy this country’s basic freedoms. It is also the latest Bush administration hand-out to the drug companies, so many of which have changed from legitimate businesses into patent-protected rackets.


Hampton, FL

#6 Feb 3, 2014
Drugging kids and school violence

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By Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
© 2009
Crazy is as Crazy does

Troy, MI

#7 Feb 4, 2014
"Human Spirit", I bet you are afraid of immunizations, too. And Malt Liquor has mind control drugs in it.

Hampton, FL

#8 Feb 5, 2014
Crazy is as Crazy does wrote:
"Human Spirit", I bet you are afraid of immunizations, too. And Malt Liquor has mind control drugs in it.
Your argument is based on speculation and has poor or influenced knowledge, if any.

Royal Oak, MI

#9 Feb 6, 2014
Here is some factual information: your above posts are ripe with bullshit.

United States

#10 Feb 8, 2014
knowledge wrote:
Here is some factual information: your above posts are ripe with bullshit.
The posts are based on facts. Considering you haven't posted your opinion (if you have one, there isn't any dispute over who is bullshit)

United States

#11 Feb 8, 2014
Psychiatric Diagnosis: Too Little Science, Too Many Conflicts of Interest [i]

Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D.

Harvard University


The Concerns

There is a lot of pain and suffering in the world, and it is tempting to believe that the mental health community knows how to help. It is widely believed, both by mental health professionals and the general population, that if only a person gets the right psychiatric diagnosis, the therapist will know what kind of measures will be the most helpful. Unfortunately, that is not usually the case, and getting a psychiatric diagnosis can often create more problems than it solves, including a lifetime of being labeled, difficulties with obtaining affordable (or any) health insurance (due to now having a pre-existing condition), loss of employment, loss of child custody, the overlooking of physical illnesses and injuries because of everything being attributed to psychological factors, and the loss of the right to make decisions about one’s medical and legal affairs. The creation and use of psychiatric diagnosis, unlike, for instance, psychiatric drugs, is not overseen by any regulatory body, and rarely does anyone raise the question of what role the assignment of a psychiatric label has played in creating problems for individuals.[ii]

The Problematic History

These serious limitations have not prevented the authors of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), sometimes known as “the therapist’s Bible,” from making expansive claims about their knowledge and authority and wielding enormous power to decide who will and will not be called mentally ill and what the varieties of alleged mental illness will be. The DSM’s current edition is called DSM-IV-TR, and it was preceded by the original DSM (in 1952), then DSM-II (1968), DSM-III (1980), DSM-III-R (Third Edition Revised)(1987), DSM-IV (1994), and DSM-IV-TR (2000). The DSM-V is currently in preparation and slated for 2013 publication. Each time a new edition appears, the media ask whichever psychiatrist is the lead editor why a new edition was necessary, and like clockwork, each editor replies that it was because the previous edition really wasn’t scientific (Caplan, 1995). And each time a new edition appears, it contains many more categories than does the previous one. For instance, DSM-III-R contained 297 categories, and DSM-IV contained 374 (Caplan, 1995).

I served as an advisor to two of the DSM-IV committees, before resigning due to serious concerns after witnessing how fast and loose they play with the scientific research related to diagnosis (Caplan, 1995). The DSM is widely used, not only in the mental health system, but also in general medical practice, in schools, and in the courts. I have been involved since 1985 in trying to alert both therapists and the public to the manual’s unscientific nature and the dangers that believing in its objectivity poses. Since then, I have watched with interest a national trend toward gradually increasing openness to the idea that psychiatric diagnosis (A)is largely unscientific,(B)is highly subjective and political, and (C)can cause untold harm, ranging from the patients’ lowered self-confidence to loss of custody of children to loss of health insurance (because any psychiatric label can be considered evidence of a pre-existing condition) to loss of the right to make decisions about their medical and legal affairs.

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United States

#12 Feb 8, 2014
Brain Stains: Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health

A wave of nausea washed over Sheri J. Storm when she opened the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on a February morning a decade ago and saw the headline:“Malpractice lawsuit: Plaintiff tells horror of memories. Woman emotionally testifies that psychiatrist planted false recollections.” The woman in the article shared a lot with Storm—the same psychiatrist, the same memories, the same diagnosis of multiple personality disorder. At that moment, Storm suddenly realized that her own illness and 200-plus personalities, though painfully real to her, were nothing more than a figment of her imagination—created by her trusted therapist, Kenneth Olson.

Storm initially sought treatment from Olson because of insomnia and anxiety associated with divorce proceedings and a new career in radio advertising. She had hoped for an antidepressant prescription or a few relaxation techniques. But after enduring hypnosis sessions, psychotropic medications and mental-ward hospitalizations, Storm had much more to worry about than stress. She had “remembered” being sexually abused by her father at the age of three and forced to engage in bestiality and satanic ritual abuse that included the slaughtering and consumption of human babies. According to her psychiatrist, these traumatic experiences had generated alternative personalities, or alters, within Storm’s mind.

Storm is now convinced that her multiple personality disorder was iatrogenic, the product of her “therapy.” But years after the psychiatric sessions have ceased, she is still tormented by vivid memories, nightmares and physical reactions to cues from her fictitious past. Although she was told that the false memories would fade over time, she has had a difficult time purging these “brain stains” from the fabric of her mind.

Storm’s case is similar to those of many other patients who ­underwent recovered-memory therapy that revealed sordid histories of sexual abuse and demonic ceremonies. Although the scientific literature suggests that traumatic events are rarely, if ever, repressed or forgotten, this type of therapy was widespread in the 1990s and is still practiced today. Only after several high-profile lawsuits did the American Medical Association issue warnings to patients about the unreliability of recovered memories. Nadean Cool, the patient described in the newspaper story that turned Storm’s life upside down, filed one such lawsuit. Cool received a $2.4-million settlement after 15 days of courtroom testimony. Amid the heated controversy, the American Psychiatric Association discontinued the diagnostic category of multiple personality disorder, replacing it with the slightly different diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder.


United States

#13 Feb 8, 2014
Just say no to drugs
Did you take your Ritalin today

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Prozac / Ritalin: Armed Guards
upset tummies

Royal Oak, MI

#14 Feb 8, 2014
My kid had some explosive diarrhea as a result or eating some bad custard. He wasn't faking sick.

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2014
Psychiatry's role in the holocaust *
Peter R. Breggin

Center for the Study of Psychiatry, Bethesda, MD, USA, and George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
(Accepted 12 March 1993)

Key words: Euthanasia; German psychiatry; Holocaust; Biological psychiatry

German psychiatrists proposed the extermination of mental patients before Hitter came to power.
Then in Nazi Germany, organized psychiatry implemented involuntary eugenical sterilization and
euthanasia, ultimately killing up to 100000 German mental patients. The six psychiatric euthanasia
centers utilized medical professionals, fake death certificates, gas chambers disguised as showers, and
the mass burn ing of corpses.

Psychiatrists from the euthanasia program also participated in the first formalized murders in the
concentration camps. Inmates were " diagnosed" on euthanasia forms and sent to the psychiatric
euthanasia centers. These facilities later provided the training, personnel and technology for the larger

extermination camps.
Medical observers from the United States and Germany at the Nuremberg trials concluded that the
holocaust might not have taken place without psychiatry. This paper summarizes psychiatric participation in events leading to the holocaust, and analyzes the underlying psychiatric principles that
anticipated, encouraged, and paved the way for the Nazi extermination program.
Psychiatry played a key role in the events that unfolded in Nazi Germany leading up to the mass murder of the Jews and other groups considered alien to the German state. According to many observe rs at the Nuremberg trials, psychiatry was the "entering wedge" [1] into the holocaust and the tragedy might not have taken place without the profession's active leadership. This paper summarizes psychiatry's role and attempts to answer the question, "What psychiatric principles could have led to these abuses?"


United States

#16 Feb 8, 2014
The (APA) DSM-V is the future version of the Mein Kampf.

Bombs and bullets will be replaced with mind drugs and psychotherapy (false memory) in future generations.

That's certainly what Aldus Huxley predicted with his fictional Soma and it came true


United States

#17 Feb 8, 2014
Obese children are usually more sick then normal children...wouldn't you say?

Doctors see kids on psych drugs quickly become obese

CHICAGO (AP)— Children on widely used psychiatric drugs can quickly gain an alarming amount of weight; many pack on nearly 20 pounds and become obese within just 11 weeks, a study found.
"Sometimes this stuff just happens like an explosion. You can actually see them grow between appointments," said Dr. Christopher Varley, a psychiatrist with Seattle Children's Hospital who called the study "sobering."

Detroit, MI

#18 Feb 9, 2014
I once faked like I was a fundamentalist Christian and a member of the Republican party. Now that is an illness.

United States

#20 Feb 14, 2014
Crazy is as Crazy does wrote:
"Human Spirit", I bet you are afraid of immunizations, too. And Malt Liquor has mind control drugs in it.
Don't drink and your right, I don't do immunization.

Since: Jan 14

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#21 Feb 22, 2014
HumanSpirit wrote:
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Don't drink and your right, I don't do immunization.
Human spirit, this thread is fascinating.
Thank you sincerely

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