Monday, January 3, 2011

Pseudoscience of Psychiatry Labels Kids with Bogus 'Mental Disorders'

20 Million Kids and Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove they are "mentally ill", yet these children are stigmatized for life with psychiatric disorders, and prescribed dangerous, life-threatening psychiatric drugs. Child drugging is a $4.8 billion-a-year industry.


  1. Barbaric behaviour...and who is that has the mental health problems?...not the ones being treated I suspect.

  2. Zia makes an interesting point. We are a culture that gives rich, healthy kids medications while poor sick kids get nothing. But this is that "privatized healthcare" America loves so much. Profit is king, life expectancy is low, and everyone who can afford it is prescribed something.

    Ah, capitalism, is there anything you can't ruin?

  3. Uh, WTF, Bret? How the hell did you get that out of Zia's comment?

  4. Assisted insurance and Children's Medicaid is available for low income and poverty level children, the coverage is free or almost free and available nation wide.

    The medical coverage is better than is available privately to the middle class in most cases. If you cannot read or you cannot speak english free assistance is available on demand.

    Any of low income or poverty level who do not take advantage of this state program are simply not applying or using the services.

    A large proportion of children who receive psychiatric drugs are receiving the drugs and psychiatric services free of charge paid by the taxpayer.

    We are a culture where healthy kids are drugged up on profitable medications, poor kids, sick or not have access to free care and the farmed middle class gets sucked dry.

    Just a little research...

  5. I think that most people labeled ADD/ADHD are just fine. We're not robots... we are all generally unique. Now a days if a kids is loud or rambunctious, instead of discipline some folks just to pump the kids full of Ritalin and have them fall in line.


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