ADHD, the disorder you don't outgrow

May 23, 2011 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 15

More than 5 percent of adults have ADHD, according to a recent study. But just 10 percent of those adults have a formal diagnosis.

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#2 May 24, 2011
Deaths Murders, violence and Suicides from mind drugs.

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T K Lawson RPhT

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#3 May 24, 2011
This topic, ADHD- a condition you don't outgrow is highly underrated. Late onset Adult "details" deficient disorder has it's etiology largely in the middle age adult maternal smoking during pregnancy as well as the mothers premature labor of 2-3 months early. In the '50's and '60s few could find or afford pediatric neurologists. So, later in their 30's and '40s they ask about inattentiveness and impulsivity. If the psychiatrist is willing and the patient is determined to amaliorate and comply, a small titration of a extremely effective stimulant can literally be remarkable. If you consider your potential lacking, read about ADD / ADHD in adults. Often the Dx is missed or untreated. God speed ( no humor intended) OK a bit.....
T K Lawson RPhT

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#4 May 24, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
Deaths Murders, violence and Suicides from mind drugs.
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. Reply to above. In a country of 300 million, mortality, morbidity and "pardon my French," stuff happens!

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#5 May 24, 2011
I had been diagnosed with ADD as a child in Kindegarten but I was extremely bright and bored. My parents were dead set against any diagnosis that may have reflected badly on the family so it was ignored. They were going to place me a grade ahead in school but my "emotional conduct and hyperactivity" prevented that from happeneing. I still excelled in school but was a discipline problem unil my early teens. Depression and dangerous behaviors took over. For those of you who say "just stop it or it's in your head" seriously you can to hell! I've been there and it isn't nice. As an adult I, several times, was again diagnosed with ADD. It was through PET Scans, Behavioral and Nueroligical Centers, etc: I now take Adderall and used to take Ritalin. It has helped dramatically. I no longer have those dark depressions and I can focus even hyper focus. I may have been one of those staitics that I don't want to talk about, if not for my diagnosis and treatment. My self medicating could have had dangerous outcomes but I'm lucky. I pray for those who aren't so lucky.

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#6 May 24, 2011
There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other (made to order)diagnoses by any neurological study.

Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.

The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger


There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"


"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

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#7 May 24, 2011
Psychiatric "Chemical Imbalance Fraud" confirmed by Three New England States


BOSTON – Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island have released statements undercutting the fraudulent "chemical imbalance of the brain" marketing that is the foundation of billions of psycho-pharmaceutical dollars and the entire mental health diagnosis process.

All six New England state mental health agencies were given FOIA requests to produce documents "showing a) the existence of chemical imbalance of the brain, b) any known test for chemical imbalance of the brain and c) any test that shows what a correct chemical balance of the brain would be." While Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut continually refused to answer this very controversial request, the other three New England states admitted to having no such data or documents.(The documents are at under "news items.")

"Psychiatry, drug companies and their front groups, like the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, have fraudulently claimed for years that their mental disorders are illnesses that are based on brain chemical imbalances that can only be corrected by psychiatric drugs," said Kevin Hall, New England Director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) that was established by the Church of Scientology.

"This data confirms that psychiatry’s drugging and diagnosing have no scientific basis whatsoever."


"In effect, three New England states are now admitting that they have paid billions of dollars to institutionalize people, remove children from families and funnel school children into a mental health system that labels and drugs them for no scientific reason," said Hall. "Cancer and diabetes can be scientifically diagnosed while calling ADHD, anxiety or alcoholism a medical disease is simply a lie.

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#8 May 24, 2011
Psychological Evaluations:
Corruption & Misuse in a Billion Dollar Industry
By: Michael G. Conner, Psy.D, Clinical & Medical Psychologist

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#9 May 24, 2011
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

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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.

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#10 May 24, 2011
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.

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#11 May 24, 2011
How Education is Deliberately Dumbing You Down

Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration.  At that time, she blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms.


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#12 May 24, 2011
Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest

Child psychiatry is sick with hidden conflicts of interest
By Dr. Leonard Sax

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 4:00 AM

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.
T K Lawson RPhT

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#13 May 24, 2011
Reply to drugging of children and psychiatric abuses as well as pharmaceutical profit motives and politicians regulating Rx's even against the AMA DEA and most every entity. The topic was Adult Attention Disorder. I willing and of my own volition chose a effective low risk drug after much trial of little effect until this Rx made a discernable distinct, long and very effective remedy. In my personal opinion: All I'm saying is- IT WORKED FOR ME.

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#14 May 24, 2011
ADD/ADHD and the smart drugs

Here's Hoping the Creative Class Riots Over The Adderall Shortage

Drugs for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have been used for years by people who do not actually have ADHD to supplement their brain power and as a sort of Viagra for the soul, but it appears those days are nearing their end: The feds have taken notice, and they are not happy!

See Amy Alkon's reporting on the DEA-engineered shortage of the ADHD drug Ritalin at pharmacies across the country, and more recently, anecdotes from creative New York types who are bemoaning a shortage of Ritalin's (allegedly) amazing successor drug, Adderall:

"Okay, this is a real problem," began a frenzied email to the [New York Observer]. "Brian," who works at a fashion magazine in Manhattan, was distraught, explaining: "I had a horror of a time filling my last scrip. Duane Reade and CVS are both fucked citywide."
"Brian" was referring to his prescription of Adderall XR. A shortage of Adderall - an amphetamine ostensibly used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder - was recently reported by the Wall Street Journal. A deadstock crisis is notable for the potential to wreck havoc on creative classes, students of all ages (during finals!), and then, of course, people actually prescribed it.
Adderall manufacturer Shire PLC blames the FDA for not boosting supply of amphetamine in December. The FDA has shrugged off responsibility, explaining that they did, in fact, approve the proper amount.
Can you imagine how your life would fall apart if you did not have a cup of Folgers (the only redeeming part of waking up) to get you from your lumpy mattress into your ill-fitting polyester suit down some pot-hole-riddled expressway and into your fluorescent-lit hamster cage? Well, ADHD drugs,(which perfectly healthy people with good insurance can get prescriptions for from just about any general physician, and which poor people can buy from their friends with good insurance plans for really cheap) are basically coffee for people born around the time the Challenger exploded, and also older people who are not scared to pretend to have a disease that no one they know actually has.

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ADD/ADHD, Bi Polar are fraud illness at the cost of the health and welfare of the society.

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#15 May 24, 2011
Formaldehyde, aluminum and thimerosal. Genotoxic and mutagenic vaccine ingredients. They cause sporatic autism, that is, they cause spontaneous genetic mutation. Read about Shank 3.

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