CCHR: Stop psychiatric labeling of Kids

20 million kids
& adolescents
have been
labeled

mentally ill
and drugged
for mental “disorders”
that are simply based
on checklists of behaviors. (1)


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. Get the facts about this multi-billion dollar industry that is labeling and drugging kids for profit. (2)

ADHD — The Challenge CCHRInt

CCHR: Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus ‘Mental Disorders’

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. (3)

More on the CCHR – from their website
www.cchrint.org

CCHR has long fought to restore basic unalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives, and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful. CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Thomas Szasz at a time when patients were being warehoused in institutions and stripped of all constitutional, civil and human rights.

CCHR functions solely as a mental health watchdog, working alongside many medical professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses and those few psychiatrists who have taken a stance against the biological/drug model of “disease” that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs. It is a non political, non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated solely to eradicating mental health abuse and enacting patient and consumer protections. CCHR’s Board of Advisers, called Commissioners, include doctors, scientists, psychologists, lawyers, legislators, educators, business professionals, artists and civil and human rights representatives.

People frequently ask if CCHR is of the opinion that no one should ever take psychiatric drugs, but this website is not dedicated to opinion. It is dedicated to providing information that a multi-billion dollar psycho/pharmaceutical industry does not want people to see or to know. The real question therefore is this; Do people have a right to have all the information about A) the known risks of the drugs and/or treatment from unbiased, non-conflicted medical review, B) the medical validity of the diagnosis for which drugs are being prescribed, C) all non-drug options (essentially informed consent) and D) the right to refuse any treatment they consider harmful.

CCHR has worked for more than 40 years for full informed consent in the field of mental health, and the right to all the information regarding psychiatric diagnoses and treatment, not just the information coming from those with a vested interest in keeping them in the dark.

For more information click here.

CNL Editor’s Note: — Here is more info on –

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – extract
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adhd

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily characterized by “the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone” and symptoms starting before seven years of age.

ADHD is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, affecting about 3 to 5 percent of children globally and diagnosed in about 2 to 16 percent of school aged children.

ADHD is diagnosed two to four times more frequently in boys than in girls, though studies suggest this discrepancy may be partially due to subjective bias of referring teachers.[14] ADHD management usually involves some combination of medications, behavior modifications, lifestyle changes, and counseling.

ADHD and its diagnosis and treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s.[16] The controversies have involved clinicians, teachers, policymakers, parents and the media. Topics include the actuality of the disorder, its causes, and the use of stimulant medications in its treatment.[17][18][19]

References:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fFiXm2xgg8&feature=player_embedded
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv49RFo1ckQ&feature=channel_video_title
  3. http://www.cchrint.org/about-us/

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