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Diagnoses of ADHD increasing in Oklahoma elementary school students

There are 66 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Aug 25, 2013, titled Diagnoses of ADHD increasing in Oklahoma elementary school students. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

Josiah Simons has just finished eating lunch at Ridgeview Elementary School and he's on his way to the nurse's office to take a pill for his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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great

Mustang, OK

#36 Sep 15, 2013
Wakefield Was Right wrote:
<quoted text>I don't give a shitt about you so get over yourself. The world is full of fools, get in line.
I'll be in line just behind you.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#37 Sep 16, 2013
great wrote:
<quoted text>
and you can feel secure aligning yourself with the foil hat brigade. seriously you aren't going to insult me enough to make me doubt my stance. I am well educated, I know how to educate myself from unbiased sources, you might want to do the same but hey we can trade barbs all day long if you're just bored.
No one has to embarrass you.
It's self inflicted and evident.
Well educated people don't claim to be and
simultaneously forget all their grammar skills.

You just can't claim to be upper class and use
gutter class English. Someone should have told you.
great

Mustang, OK

#39 Sep 16, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
No one has to embarrass you.
It's self inflicted and evident.
Well educated people don't claim to be and
simultaneously forget all their grammar skills.
You just can't claim to be upper class and use
gutter class English. Someone should have told you.
that's better, I'm glad we're back to our old selves again
great

Mustang, OK

#41 Sep 17, 2013
Vaccines Maim Kill wrote:
<quoted text> When someone goes to calling something the work of tin hat wearing people you know he's a moron. The USA, Britain, Germany, Autralia all have vaccine injury compensation programs. They include deaths and serious injuries and leave chidren severely ill for life and mentally challenged. These programs were not set up by anti-vaxxers or men in tin foil hats, but this is the standard response from the lunatic fringe. They were set up by government health agencies because there is a real issue with vaccine safety.
I never said vaccines didn't cause issues in fact I told you outright I personally know a girl that had a bad reaction. I was saying you were following the tin hat brigade on the adhd and autism train.
great

Mustang, OK

#43 Sep 18, 2013
Vaccines Maim Kill wrote:
<quoted text> So then you just jump back and forth. Clueless much?
reading comprehension..... you should try it.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#44 Sep 18, 2013
Why your kid is drugged in school (USA)

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.

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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.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#45 Sep 18, 2013
Mental health screening

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.

More:

http://psychrights.org/Issues/Screening/Lehrm...

During the 2005-2006 school year, all American parents will receive notice of the new screening program from their youngsters’ schools. It will “test” for “mental illness” 52 million students and six million adults working in schools, and expects to find at least 6 million in need of “treatment.” All the force of government will then urge or compel them to receive it. The heart of that treatment will be medication. But children aren’t the only targets. The Commission’s final report states that “both children and adults will be screened for mental illnesses during their routine physical examinations.”

In 2003, a pharmaceutical analyst happily predicted (1) that “the coming years will bear greater witness to the corporate-sponsored creation of illness”- by greatly widening our definitions of illness. In 2005, the mental health screening program bears even greater witness to the governmentally-sponsored creation of illness - by greatly increasing the use of brain-injuring, disability-producing medications. And by allowing “experts” to define peaceful, law-abiding citizens as “ill,” and in need of (increasingly forced)“treatment,” the program resurrects the witch-hunts of 16th century Europe.

What screening really does The mental health screening of children is supposed to prevent suicide, and to detect mental illness so it can be treated promptly and effectively. It can do the opposite. In doing so, it violates fundamental American freedoms.

In 2003, thirteen-year-old, African-American Aliah Gleason (2) was in the 7th grade in an Austin, Texas, suburb.
She was a B and C student who often “got in trouble for running my mouth.” The school authorities saw her as suffering from an “oppositional disorder” and put her in a special education track. Her parents considered her bright and spirited, but with a tendency to clown and argue.
Early that fall, University of Texas psychologists came to her school to screen 6th and 7th grade girls for mental illness. A few weeks later, a university psychologist phoned that Aliah had scored high on a suicide rating, and needed further evaluation. Reluctantly, the Gleasons agreed to have her see a university consulting psychiatrist.

The doctor referred Aliah to an emergency clinic for further evaluation. Six weeks later, a child protection worker came to the school to interview her, summoned her father to the school and ordered him to take the girl at once to Austin State Hospital, a mental facility. When he refused, the protection worker took Aliah into emergency custody (!) and had a police officer drive her to the hospital. Mental health trumps both parental rights and the Bill of Rights.

http://psychrights.org/Issues/Screening/Lehrm...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#46 Sep 18, 2013
A NAZI STATE OF MIND

Prozac / Ritalin lined up at door with armed guards

http://www.naturalnews.com/cartoons/mental_tr...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#47 Sep 18, 2013
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.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2008/12/1...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#48 Sep 18, 2013
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine
Column: Evelyn Pringle

Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.

Pasted from < http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0912/S00122.... ;
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#49 Sep 18, 2013
Violence, Deaths Murders and Suicides from mind drugs.

SSRI stories

http://ssristories.com/index.php

http://ssristories.com/index.php...

SSRI Stories
Antidepressant Nightmares

http://ssristories.com/index.html
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#50 Sep 18, 2013
Are ADHD Meds Making Boys Behave Like Girls?

An interesting column appeared on forbes.com yesterday by Lionel Tiger, a columnist for the website and professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. In his column, Tiger cites the example of France hardly permitting the use of Ritalin and other stimulants in kids, which I've noted before myself, gets into the various conflict of interest scandals around child and adult psychiatry, and then asks:
"The overwhelming proportion of children fed Ritalin--as high as 90% by some estimates--are boys.
"Is it possible that because girls do much better in the school system than boys, boys are being drugged to behave more like girls? Are boys who enjoy large-muscle movements and jolty social interactions being drugged to render them more manageable in classes calibrated to female patterns of behavior and attention? Is this an example in the early years of a feminization of the school system that later on in college yields a ratio of women to men of about 63% to 37%?"
I have no idea if Ritalin does indeed represent the "sissification" (as a friend of mine calls it) of American boys in an educational system that was once built around their needs and behavioral patterns (perhaps excessively so), but is now apparently tilted towards girls (or so I'm told), but it is a provocative question. I don't see American culture and education in such stark terms. The needs of girls are important, too.
That said, there's something truly strange about the fact that most of the children being slammed with ADHD drugs and various meds for alleged child bipolar disorder are in fact boys (among teens, it appears that girls wind up taking more anti-depressants). Prior to the 1990s or thereabouts, it was unheard, except in unusual circumstances, to medicate children for much of anything beyond colds and various vaccines. Nowadays, on the order of 5 percent and more of American kids are medicated for some form of mental disorder, a sea change that ought to give everyone pause regardless of where they line up on medication issues.
Because when you make an epic shift in how you deal with an issue of any kind in a culture and let it play out for a generation or so, it's time to start asking questions about how it's all worked out, measure results and figure out if it's been a worthwhile way of doing things. Presently, I don't think anyone is asking those questions and digging into the data, but it's about time someone did ask, "How has a generation of drugging little boys turned out for us as a culture? Are the kids better and smarter? Is our nation better off? Have we made boys more like girls?" And so on.

http://www.furiousseasons.com/archives/2008/1...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#51 Sep 18, 2013
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

Pasted from < http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv... ;

There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#52 Sep 18, 2013
The dirty deal of the Amino Acid Tryptophan

The FDA Ban of L-Tryptophan:
Politics, Profits and Prozac & other psychotropic drugs
by Dean Wolfe Manders, Ph.D.

http://www.ceri.com/trypto.htm
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#53 Sep 18, 2013
Brain Stains: Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health

http://mnemosynosis.livejournal.com/12980.htm...

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.

more

http://mnemosynosis.livejournal.com/12980.htm...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#54 Sep 18, 2013
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
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#55 Sep 18, 2013
Here is the agenda of the Mental Health in the take over of the Judiciary Branch of government (by state) on the problem the industry caused in the USA.(Drug America) This is a similar takeover to what happen in the Public School System.

Mental Health Courts
State Links

Mental Health Court by links

http://www.ncsc.org/topics/problem-solving-co...
HumanSpirit

Live Oak, FL

#56 Sep 18, 2013
Psychiatry "No Science"



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Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Introduction

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#58 Sep 20, 2013
HumanSpirit wrote:
Brain Stains: Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health
http://mnemosynosis.livejournal.com/12980.htm...
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.
more
http://mnemosynosis.livejournal.com/12980.htm...
If you have a genetically defective kid, deal with it.
Quit blaming others. All hope is not lost, some of them
can make good servants.
great

Mustang, OK

#64 Sep 20, 2013
Vaccines Cause ADHD wrote:
<quoted text>Based on your inaccurate and twisted logic, my daughter should have autism too IF I gave it to my son. Give your head a shake Einstein.
actually no it wouldn't if it's genetic obviously there would be a chance but not a guarantee as in all things genetic and if it's environmental again there's a chance but again no guarantee. but keep reading back through my comments maybe something will finally sink in. no one is blaming you, genetics happen, things you eat and drink are supposed to be safe unless you're doing drugs and that's an entirely different conversation but I'm astounded by pregnant women that go around taking anti depressants never giving a second thought to how it might affect the baby inside them. anyway stop taking it so personally it's blinding you.

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