Creating drugged and docile youth
Psychiatry's worst meltdown concerns our youngest children. The threat of ADHD, bipolar disotder, autism, 'sadness', 'shyness', 'eating issues' and other alleged childhood diseases - which teachers, counselors and parents have been encouraged to be on the constant lookout for - presses children into a "socially acceptable" mold or second class citizens who are 'abnormal.'
Several ADHD websites even boast that medication benefits include: "the child is no longer distinguishable from classmates" - their words.
|CONFORMITY AT WHAT COST?
A Medco Health Solutions Report in 2009 revealed children to be the pharmaceutical industry's most expanding market. Child prescriptions have increased at four times the rate of the general population.
|Psychotropic prescription rates for 14 year olds in one state.
Every new disorder equals more prescriptions and more profit. With changes planned for DSM-5, toddlers with recurring tantrums could be drugged for "temper dysregulation disorder", upset six-year-olds could be drugged for "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder" and kids with "overly familiar behaviour (verbal or physical violation of culturally sanctioned social boundaries)" could be drugged for "Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder."
DSM officials admit that everyone has instances of sadness and anger, and assert that diagnoses depend on the severity and frequency of symptoms.
|DIAGNOSTIC 'BIBLE' OR BLUNDERBUSS!
And who decides when a child or adult has crossed from normality into abnormality? Psychiatrists - a field financially joined at the hip with Big Pharma.
Per the current DSM, social no-nos deserving an abnormal imprint (and likely to lead to a prescription drug) include:
* Heightened self-esteem ("manic episode")
* Very sensitive to criticism ("avoidant personality disorder")
* Defying and disobeying authority figures ("oppositional defiant disorder")
* Behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture ("personality disorder")
The Soviet Union and East Germany also used psychiatric labels for social control. People who defied communism were diagnosed as mentally ill, isolated and forcefully medicated.Children in Care in the U.S. in some states are forcibly medicated in the morning if they refuse to take their medications.
Ahead of his time, Aldous Huxley anticipated psychiatric totalitarianism in his classic novel, Brave New World: "And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there's always soma* to give you a holiday from the facts. And there's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are." [In this fictional novel, soma is a hallucinogenic drug used by those in power to subdue the citizens.]
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Monica G. Young is a human rights investigator and educational writer with a purpose to expose the truth about the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries and safeguard human liberty. She encourages non-drug alternative approaches based on healthy lifestyles and human decency.
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Prescription Drug Use Soaring Among U.S. Children
June 1, 2010 | From theTrumpet.com
One in four children took drugs for chronic mental health conditions in 2009, according to a new report.
Prescription drug use among youngsters in the United States is growing at nearly four times the rate as among the overall population. A new report shows that nearly a quarter of insured children and almost one third of adolescents ages 10 to 19 took at least one prescription medicine to treat a chronic condition last year.
The annual drug trend report by big pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, issued May 19, revealed that prescriptions marketed to children and teens are the biggest growth factor for the pharmaceutical industry. Money spent on prescription drugs for children rose 10.8 percent last year—more than triple the increase among senior citizens.
“Looking at children was the real shocker for us,” Dr. Robert Epstein, Medco’s chief medical officer, said on a conference call from Medco’s drug trend symposium in Orlando, Florida.
The drastic rise in medication use by children is largely due to young people increasingly suffering from adult illnesses.
“What’s surprising is the type of drugs these kids are taking. All these adult drugs are popping up in children, which is really disturbing,” Epstein said. “Children are looking like little versions of adults when it comes to chronic illness.”
One trend fueling the increase in medication use is children being prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs traditionally given to people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Now, they are commonly prescribed for conditions such as depression or anxiety.
“Atypical antipsychotics are extremely powerful drugs that are being used far too commonly especially in children given their safety issues and side effects,” said Dr. David Muzina, a specialist in mood disorders and national practice leader of the Medco Therapeutic Resource Center for Neuroscience.
Dr. Muzina went on to point out the counterproductive nature of such drugs: “We’re seeing them prescribed for a number of different conditions including depression and anxiety for which there is not good evidence that they are an effective treatment and yet we’re exposing children to the possibility of extreme weight gain that could lead to a host of health problems including diabetes.”
An analysis by Medco showed that the use of antipsychotic drugs has more than doubled in the past nine years.
Drugs used to treat obesity and diabetes are also contributing to the increased drug use among children. Epstein reported a 50 percent increase since 2001 in the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among those ages 10 to 19, a 24 percent increase in use of blood pressure medicines, and a 147 percent jump in adolescents taking heart burn and acid reflux drugs. Drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes, once referred to as adult-onset diabetes, has risen more than 150 percent among children since 2001.
Sadly, our children, the segment of the population that should be healthiest—not to mention establishing the right habits for a healthy adulthood—are becoming more reliant on drugs than anyone else.
Children are being given the so-called quick fix of pills to alleviate their ills rather than helped to make lifestyle, diet and behavioral changes. This gross negligence has become accepted in a society that focuses on treating the symptom rather than addressing the cause.