Child bipolar quiz with medication si...

Child bipolar quiz with medication side effects

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Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#1 Jan 3, 2012
psychiatric drugs can be for children and families.

Behind the grim statistics of deaths, suicides, birth defects and serious adverse reactions is the human face of this global drugging epidemic—the personal stories of loss and courage of those who paid the real price.
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#2 Jan 3, 2012
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medic...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#3 Jan 3, 2012
from : http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/...

A Child's Death: Murder by Medication?By Bill Hewitt
Police Say the Parents of 4-Year-Old Rebecca Riley Killed Their Bipolar Daughter with Prescription MedicineFacebookTwitterE-mailI t was shortly after midnight on Dec. 13 when Jimmy McGonnell heard gurgling coming from the bedroom next to his. Investigating, he later told police, McGonnell discovered his niece Rebecca Riley, 4, was having difficulty breathing. He says he woke the girl's mother, his half sister Carolyn Riley, and father, Michael, and angrily told them Rebecca, who had been sick for several days, needed to go to the hospital. McGonnell then went to bed—only to be wakened by Michael calling out, "Rebecca's dead, Rebecca's dead. I'm sorry, I'm sorry." Paramedics found the youngster lying lifeless on the floor, clad only in a pink pull-up diaper.

Since then the tragedy of Rebecca's death in Hull, Mass., has unfolded in unexpected directions. On March 23 her parents were indicted on first-degree murder charges, accused of deliberately overdosing their daughter with powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed after Rebecca's diagnosis with bipolar disorder and ADHD at age 2½. But a lawyer for Carolyn, 32, maintains the couple merely dispensed medicines as they had been told—and blames their physician Dr. Kayoko Kifuji. "The doctor never should have been prescribing these medications for a 2½-year-old," says attorney Michael Bourbeau. Dr. Kifuji denies any role in Rebecca's death.

The tragedy shines a light—in this case, a particularly harsh one—on a fast-growing trend in pediatric medicine. In recent years the diagnosis of bipolar disorder has skyrocketed among the young, who are often treated with potent drugs never tested on children (see box). As for Rebecca, her grandmother Valerie Berio says she was lovable and affectionate but also "a noisy, climbing, banging kid." In 2004 the girl's mother, Carolyn, took her and her sister Katie, now 6, to see Dr. Kifuji, a child psychiatrist at Tufts-New England Medical Center because of sleeping problems.
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#4 Jan 3, 2012
Did you know this child medicine...

Neuroleptic/anti-psychotic drugs originate from the chemical phenothiazene, which was used as synthetic dye in 1883. In 1934 Phenothiazene was used by the veterinary practice as an insecticide and extended for killing swine parasites; phenothiazene affects the brains Acetlycholinergic System and results in lethal increases of acetlycholine in the periphery and central nervous system of the insect.

learn more !

Neuroleptic Education part 2

The Perverse History of Neuroleptic Drugs


read this

http://www.neuroleptic-awareness.co.uk/...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#5 Jan 3, 2012
Andy Behrman, a former spokesman for Abilify and Bristol Myers Squibb, discusses his side effects from Abilify, the "wonder drug" of Bristol Myers Squibb,

Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#6 Jan 3, 2012
Currently, due to the massive growth in psychiatric drugging of children and youth and the current targeting of them for even more psychiatric drugging, PsychRights has made attacking this problem a priority. Children are virtually always forced to take these drugs because it is the adults in their lives who are making the decision. This is an unfolding national tragedy of immense proportions. As part of its mission, PsychRights is further dedicated to exposing the truth about these drugs and the courts being misled into ordering people to be drugged and subjected to other brain and body damaging interventions against their will.

http://psychrights.org/index.htm
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#7 Jan 3, 2012
An 84 - 94% Chance Your Child Will Incorrectly Be Determined to Have a Mental Illness
One of the things TeenScreen fails to openly disclose is that the percent of false-positives for their pencil and paper screening "tool" - called the Columbia Suicide Screen (CSS)- is 84%, which means that the chances of your child walking away falsely labeled as "suicidal" or "mentally ill" is 84%! Click to view PDF document — see page 7. The Diagnostic Predictive Scales (DPS)- the computer screening version - has false-positives up to 94%(Lucas et al., 2001). Any screening program with that high a rate of false positives is for all intents and purposes useless. In a study involving ten high schools, the staff reported losing confidence in the screen due to the large number of false positives (Hallfors et al., 2006). In fact, the author of the TeenScreen test, Dr. David Shaffer, acknowledges that his screening tool "would deliver many who were not at risk for suicide, and that could reduce the acceptability of a school-based prevention program."

Strong evidence suggests that the intended treatment for those so labeled is psychiatric drugging, using antidepressants and mood-altering drugs such as Ritalin, Xanax, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Thorazine, Luvox and other similar drugs which are known by the FDA (and the pharmaceutical companies) to cause depression, violence, suicide and homicide. In a recent survey of child psychiatrists it was discovered that 9 out of 10 children in their care were on at least one of these or similar drugs. Despite the recent FDA "black box" warnings, it is not unusual for a child to be put on two or more psychotropic antidepressant drugs — drugs that the FDA says can trigger suicidal thoughts. Do you want your child to be on these drugs with their potentially deadly side-effects?

http://www.teenscreentruth.com/
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#8 Jan 3, 2012
Real Disease vs. Mental “Disorder”

Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition. This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people can’t experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science.

from : http://www.cchr.org
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#9 Jan 3, 2012
www.fightforkids.org

and

According to research released on Friday, the number of children between the ages of 2 and 5 that have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and are prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs has doubled over the past decade.The research, which was complied from data taken between 2000 and 2007, suggests that the practice of prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs to 2-year-olds is becoming more popular.The data, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, could inform testimony at the upcoming Boston-area murder trials of the parents of 4-year-old Rebecca Riley. The girl died of an overdose of mood-stabilizing medication in 2006.ÂKayoko Kifuji, a Boston child psychiatrist, diagnosed Riley with bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder when she was 30 months old. She was then placed on several drugs: Depakote, an antiseizure medication that is also used for bipolar disorder, and clonidine, a blood pressure medication.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1810221/m...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#10 Jan 3, 2012
In The Medicated Child, FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria confronts psychiatrists, researchers and government regulators about the risks, benefits and many questions surrounding prescription drugs for troubled children. The biggest current controversy surrounds the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Formerly called manic depression, bipolar disorder was long believed to exist only in adults. But in the mid-1990s, bipolar in children began to be diagnosed at much higher rates, sometimes in kids as young as 4 years old. "The rates of bipolar diagnoses in children have increased markedly in many communities over the last five to seven years," says Dr. Steven Hyman, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health. "I think the real question is, are those diagnoses right? And in truth, I don't think we yet know the answer."
Like many of the 1 million children now diagnosed with bipolar, 5-year-old Jacob Solomon was initially believed to suffer from an attention deficit disorder. His parents reluctantly started him on Ritalin, but over the next five years, Jacob would be put on one drug after another. "It all started to feel out of control," Jacob's father, Ron, told FRONTLINE. "Nobody ever said we can work with this through therapy and things like that. Everywhere we looked it was,'Take meds, take meds, take meds.'"
Over the years, Jacob's multiple medications have helped improve his mood, but they've also left him with a severe tic in his neck which doctors are having trouble fully explaining. "We're dealing with developing minds and brains, and medications have a whole different impact in the young developing child than they do in an adult," says Dr. Marianne Wamboldt, the chief of psychiatry at Denver Children's Hospital. "We don't understand that impact very well. That's where we're still in the Dark Ages."
Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medic...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#11 Jan 3, 2012
DJ Koontz was diagnosed with bipolar at 4 years old, after his temper tantrums became more frequent and explosive. He was recently prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs. "It is a little worrisome to me because he is so young," says DJ's mother, Christine. "If he didn't take it, though, I don't know if we could function as a family. It's almost a do-or-die situation over here." DJ's medicines seem to be helping him in the short run, but the longer-term outlook is still uncertain. "What's not really clear is whether many of the kids who are called bipolar have anything that's related to this very well-studied disorder in adults," says Dr. Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. "It's not clear that people with that adult illness started with what we're now calling bipolar in children. Nor is it clear that the kids who have this disorder are going to grow up to have what we used to call manic-depressive illness in adulthood."

While some urge caution when it comes to bipolar in children, FRONTLINE talks with others who argue that we should intervene with drug treatments at even younger ages for children genetically predisposed to the disorder. "The theory is that if you get in early, before the first full mood episode, then perhaps we can delay the onset to full mania," says Dr. Kiki Chang of Stanford University. "And if that's the case, perhaps finding the right medication early on can protect a brain so that these children never do progress to full bipolar disorder."

Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medic...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#12 Jan 3, 2012
WARNING!
Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's books, Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry:

http://www.breggin.com/index.php...
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#13 Jan 3, 2012
4. More horrifying still: Large-scale outcomes have deteriorated significantly significantly for all of the mental illnesses for which drug treatments are available. In the 1950s, about half of the few people who suffered a manic, psychotic or depressive episode remitted spontaneously. When patients did experience repeated episodes, they enjoyed long interim periods of stability and high functioning — they married, had children, held jobs, and lived largely normal lives. People who are diagnosed with a mental illness today are much more likely to be permanently disabled, and much less likely to function well enough to get an education, hold a job, marry, or care for any children they may have. By objective and subjective measures, their lives are a misery.
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#14 Jan 3, 2012
Weight gain
Drowsiness
Tremor
Weakness or fatigue
Excessive thirst; increased urination
Stomach pain
Thyroid problems
Memory and concentration problems
Nausea, vertigo
Diarrhea

Drowsiness
Weight gain
Sexual dysfunction
Dry mouth
Constipation
Blurred vision
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#15 Jan 3, 2012
Abdominal pain; awareness of heartbeat; decrease in sexual desire; double vision; fast heartbeat; increased appetite; increased cough; increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight; joint pain; low blood pressure; nausea; sore throat; stuttering; thirst; tightness of muscles; trouble in controlling urine; trouble in sleeping; vomiting; watering of mouth; weight loss

Chest pain; fever; flu-like symptoms; inability to move eyes; lip smacking or puckering; mood or mental changes, such as anger, anxiety, giddiness, loss of memory, or nervousness; muscle spasms of face, neck, and back; puffing of cheeks; rapid or worm-like movements of tongue; swelling of feet or ankles; twitching movements; uncontrolled chewing movements; uncontrolled movements of arms and legs
Thomas

Boston, MA

#16 Jan 3, 2012
I love your posts. And you are speaking truth. I do not trust Big Pharma either and I try to warn people about them also.
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#17 Jan 4, 2012
These drugs made me so sick, both body and mind.

The Idea of giving them to children is horrible.

Parents and doctors should try taking these drugs themselves and see how the main and side effects realy feel.

And understand they are making there kids LIFE LONG mental patients.
Truth

Aliso Viejo, CA

#18 Jan 7, 2012
We are clearly failing in prevention of these very real illnesses such as cancer and diabetes and asthma, including with our children. This failure pales, however, in comparison to psychiatric disease, or so-called mental illness. Childhood “mental illness” is now virtually pandemic in the United States as an estimated 1 of 7 school age children is on at least one psychotropic drug, and many are on several. Our analysis of the statistics showed an estimated 40-fold 4,000% increase in the number of children on psychiatric drugs between 1970 and 2000 (Breeding, 2000). This is, of course, immensely profitable, billions of dollars in sales for various specific drugs used to “treat” these children’s “mental illnesses.”



Pseudoscience and the Creation of Imagined Disease



This drugging of our nation’s children is tragic because of the very dangerous, toxic nature of these substances. It would be tragic even if the so-called psychiatric diseases of childhood were real diseases like diabetes or asthma. It is beyond tragic, however, when one confronts the fact that these “illnesses”—ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, etc.—are only alleged or imagined diseases. Real disease is discovered by medical scientists, confirmed as an objective, identifiable physical or chemical abnormality such as a cancer tumor or a blood sugar imbalance. Alleged disease is proclaimed by fiat. Mostly these consist of so-called mental illnesses. Most common in our nation’s children would be “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”(ADHD), followed by others like the current rage named Bipolar Disorder, and Depression. These “diseases” are not discovered, and there is no verifiable physical or chemical abnormality. Rather, a group of “experts” from the American Psychiatric Association decides that certain behaviors (called symptoms) are abnormal and votes these sets of behavior into existence as diseases. For example, ADD was voted into existence in 1980, and ADHD in 1987. It is difficult to estimate the numbers, but we think it is fair to conservatively say that at least 12 million young people are on psychiatric drugs in this country today, and many of them are on a few or several!

http://www.uniteforlife.org/
Silvia

West Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 8, 2012
People suffering from the Bipolar disorder usually experienced extremes of mood, ranging from mania or hypomania. http://www.zoloftlawsuithelpcenter.com/

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