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Children as young as 5 seek eating disorder treatment: Doctor

There are 30 comments on the Ottawa Citizen story from Aug 9, 2011, titled Children as young as 5 seek eating disorder treatment: Doctor. In it, Ottawa Citizen reports that:

The attention on obesity and prevention programs in schools may be more damaging than beneficial as some doctors are finding children as young as five are being treated for such eating disorders as anorexia and bulimia.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Aug 9, 2011


#2 Aug 9, 2011
Good God!! People wake up for F sake. Anorexia is a side effect of most vaccines, including humans, cats, dogs and horses. Do a search, anorexia and vaccines and read. Here's some examples of vaccine damage:

Lexington, KY

#3 Aug 9, 2011
Warning on using mind drugs. Keep your kids away from the Mental Health Industry that has no science. No medical model, no evidence based medicine aand no test for chemical imbalance. The industry is made up of hearsay and horse manure.

Kids on psych drugs have alarming weight gain

Many gain between 10 and 20 pounds in only 11 weeks, new study shows

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Lexington, KY

#4 Aug 9, 2011
True Insanity -- Psychiatrists Promote Psychiatric Drugs as Weight Loss Tools

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Lexington, KY

#5 Aug 9, 2011
WMC Exclusive: The Mystery Suspect in the U.S.“Obesity Epidemic” by Paula Caplan


As a clinician, I have heard from countless patients that upon telling their doctors about weight gain after starting psychiatric drugs, they hear back a simple mathematical formula: The more you eat, and the less you exercise, the more weight you gain. Even the little that is known about how the drugs may radically alter weight-gain and hunger mechanisms is too frequently omitted from the picture. Women, who tend more than men to be socialized to blame themselves for every problem, are particularly susceptible to feeling deeply ashamed about weight gain. It can be devastating for a patient who is suffering from anxiety or depression in the first place.

Precisely because of the silences about this topic, there is no way of calculating how much drugs marketed as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and tranquilizers are adding to people’s weight. The total number of antidepressant purchases alone skyrocketed from 88 million in 1997 to 161 million in 2004, and the number of people who reported making such purchases increased from 15 million to nearly 25 million.

As alarming as it is for adults—whose central nervous systems are mature—to suffer weight gain and associated health problems through inadequately tested psychiatric drugs, the problem is worse for children and adolescents. There are exceedingly few long-term studies that could tell us the possible effects of these drugs on those whose central nervous systems have a long way to go to reach maturity. The lack of information is especially worrying in light of the huge increases in prescriptions for these age groups of not only antidepressants and stimulants but even of drugs prescribed as mood stabilizers and anti-psychotics.

The ballooning, unchecked power of pharmaceutical companies over the past two decades in the United States—born partly of the legalization of direct-to-consumer drug advertising, a phenomenon that many people from Canada and other countries find shocking—is, of course, a major contributor to this set of problems. So is woefully inadequate government oversight. U.S. residents—too many of them struggling to deal with the effects of overwork, poverty, violence, and alienation—may easily be persuaded that drugs will provide quick, effective fixes, the only remedy their time and incomes will afford.

Research has shown that a woman walking into a therapist’s or family practitioner’s office is more likely than a man with exactly the same emotional problems or concerns to be diagnosed as mentally ill. With that diagnosis, people often learn to attribute all their problems, including eating more, to mental illness. This makes it especially troubling that in an article last May in the American Journal of Psychiatry, two doctors proposed that obesity be classified as a mental illness. One likely consequence of that would be another massive increase in the prescribing of psychotropic drugs, resulting, no doubt, in another upsurge in obesity statistics.

As a beginning step, anyone who considers taking a psychiatric drug should be able to make that decision one that is fully informed. This means that government, the media, and certainly physicians must be energetic in educating themselves and the public and insisting that pharmaceutical companies disclose the extent of weight gain their drugs cause.

Lexington, KY

#6 Aug 9, 2011
Psychotropic drugs induced weight gain: a review of the literature concerning epidemiological data, mechanisms and management

Keep the Mental health Industry away from your children.
Dr Slugge-Pellett

Daventry, UK

#8 Aug 9, 2011
So, the best thing for your health is - NO Vaccines! you won't get anorexia or other side effects, but you will only live to about 15 at most.

Burnaby, Canada

#9 Aug 9, 2011
The idiocy of the astroturf on this forum is astonishing.


#10 Aug 16, 2011
Dr Slugge-Pellett wrote:
So, the best thing for your health is - NO Vaccines! you won't get anorexia or other side effects, but you will only live to about 15 at most.
Did I say that? I'm pointing out vaccines cause anorexia, something doctors don't tell you. Its covered up like the dozens of vaccine caused diseases so we won't stop accepting vaccines.We are merely exchanging one set of illnesses for another set.

Read this Dr buttfudge: vaccines/damage.html


#11 Aug 17, 2011
Cynical wrote:
The idiocy of the astroturf on this forum is astonishing.
Don't be so hard on yourself dude!

Alachua, FL

#13 Aug 18, 2011

Koch Brothers, ALEC and Their Corporate Allies Plan to Privatize Government

Alachua, FL

#14 Aug 18, 2011
ALEC Politicians:
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board.(ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,”“unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. It might be right. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door. Learn more at .
This is a partial list of politicians that are known to be involved in, or previously involved in, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It is a partial list. It also includes politicians who have been featured speakers or who have accepted awards at ALEC meetings.(If you have additional names, please add them with a citation. The names in this original list were verified as of posting.)

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ALEC Award-Winners
• President Ronald Reagan
• President George Herbert Walker Bush
• Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
• Governor Bobby Jindal[1]

• Governor Rick Perry[2]

• Governor Tommy Thompson
• Governor John Engler
• Governor Mary Fallin[3]
• Secretary William J. Bennett
• Senator Jack Kemp
• CongressmanTom Feeney
• Congressman Mark Foley
(In addition to these politicians, ALEC has given awards to such corporate CEOs as Richard DeVos and Jay VanAndel of Amway (both in 1993) and Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch of Koch Industries (both in 1994).)

Featured Speakers
• President George W. Bush[4]
• Vice President Dick Cheney (1994, then Former Defense Secretary)
• Vice President Dan Quayle
• Attorney General John Ashcroft[5]
• Congressman Newt Gingrich
• Senator Trent Lott
• Chief Domestic Policy Advisor Gary Bauer (Family Research Council)
• Governor George Allen
• Senator Jon Kyl
• Governor George Pataki
• Senator Bob Dole
(Economist Milton Friedman has also been a featured speaker. At ALEC's 33rd Annual Meeting in 2006, he spoke about issues including the economy, school choice, education reform, tax reform.[6])
• Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
• Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois)
• Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (1995 Chair of ALEC Business Policy Board)
• Speaker Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
• White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card (for George W. Bush’s Administration)
• Senator Don Nickles (Oklahoma)
• Congressman Joe Wilson (recently called Obama a "liar")
• Representative Dan Burton (Indiana)
• Congressman Billy Tauzin (Louisiana)
• Representative Katherine Harris (Florida)
• Senator Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)

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Alachua, FL

#15 Aug 18, 2011
Organizational chart of Republican ALEC

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Alachua, FL

#16 Aug 18, 2011
Escaping Responsibility for Corporate Products or Practices that Injure or Kill Americans

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians VOTE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS to change the laws to limit the rights and remedies of Americans injured or killed by corporations. These so-called "model bills" erode the rights of an injured person, or that person's family, who files a complaint alleging that a corporation caused injury or death and should be held responsible for all the damages its actions caused. Through ALEC, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in state legislatures. Do you?

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Bills Affecting the Rights of Americans Injured or Killed by Corporations

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Bills Affecting Human Health

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Marquette, MI

#17 Jan 30, 2012
Council for National Policy Database A-G
An offshoot of ALEC recently honored the wife of Sun Myung Moon, Dr. Hak Ja .... Richard DeVos - 33º Freemason- CNP Executive Committee (1984-85); CNP ... - 95k

Concord, Canada

#20 Jan 31, 2012

Hamilton, UK

#21 Feb 1, 2012
Quote: "Someone with a BMI of 25 is overweight; someone with a BMI of 45 is obese, but it's seen as the same thing," Pinhas said. Unquote.

Maybe part of the problem is that some people are just too stupid for words?

Toronto, Canada

#22 Feb 1, 2012
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Toronto, Canada

#23 Feb 1, 2012
Pedro Cintas

Walla Walla, WA

#25 Aug 21, 2014
It is so sad that children so young have a problem with anorexia. Something is wrong with our society if that is happening. There are programs for people that have eating disorders. Some are even outpatient programs if that is helpful.

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