Sunday, October 2, 2016

How Simple is it to be Diagnosed ADHD and on Drugs for Life.

The American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual the DSM. There is a list of 18 behaviors, from which a teacher can check off behaviors they observe in the potential patient or student. If one checks six or more of the nine, the individual is deemed to have ADHD. It is that easy to be diagnosed and on drugs for life. Some schools allow teachers to do just that, and push the kid on drugs or force them to leave the school.
Psychiatry looks at ADHD as a biologic abnormality of the brain, or a neurobiologic disorder. Thus if you have six or more of the nine so called behavior items on their list then you are considered to have a physical abnormality of the brain. Then the new prospective patient is then convinced they have an abnormality, so they take the drug. It appears to be so simple to get this diagnosis in the US and Western Europe and be on a drug for life. It is unbelievable that there is not an outrage over it. There are potentially about six million children on ADHD drugs in the US currently. All based on a simple gotcha test.
Dr. Peter Breggin talked about a real scenario with a zoo animal. There was a caged animal, a polar bear, in the zoo in Toronto, who was pacing up and down and looking uncomfortable, and looking like he'd really like to go back to the Arctic or the Antarctic. And they put him on Prozac, and he stopped pacing. His name was Snowball. He sat quietly and looked happy. And animal rights people gathered to the zoo and protested the drugging of a polar bear to make him into a good caged animal, and he was taken off the drug.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were human rights groups all over the western world fighting for children to be drug free? CCHR is one such group fighting for your child to be drug free. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a society where psychiatry paid a price for any diagnosis and were forced to reveal real reasons behind their diagnosis? I mean real accountability.

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