TTAPR on August 19th, 2010

Now studies are backing up anecdotal evidence that ADHD gets inappropriately applied to many children. An analysis by economist Todd Elder at Michigan State University suggests that about 900,000 children who have been told they have ADHD in America may not have the condition at all. The study will appear in the Journal of Health [...]

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Zero tolerance: Crime against children Would you want to be subjected to zero tolerance? Think about it. Any little mistake means automatic conviction, fine or jail time with no room for common sense. No, you wouldn’t want it, and you wouldn’t stand for it. Then tell me why we are subjecting our children to this [...]

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TTAPR on January 22nd, 2010

It is widely held that chemical restraint is much more invasive than physical restraint with much greater side effects, especially with children. Apparently the U.S. Department of Justice thinks so too. Drug maker Johnson & Johnson paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks to nursing home pharmacies in order to boost the sale of [...]

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TTAPR on December 15th, 2009

Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent [...]

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Recently the NYT ran an article entitled  “New York Finds Extreme Crisis in Youth Prisons”  Here a Juvenile Justice watch group funded by the entity it is watching came out with a report that only got it 1/2 right.  The report addressed MH issues, keeping youths closer to their families and providing community services to [...]

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TTAPR on December 12th, 2009

Big Pharma: if you can’t treat ‘em then drug ‘em Powerful mood-altering drugs were prescribed to hundreds of Illinois foster children without the required consent of state child welfare officials, a Chicago Tribune analysis of government data has found. And increasing numbers of young wards were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and given a class of [...]

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TTAPR on December 12th, 2009

According to the Citizens’ Commission on Human Rights Internation (CCHRI) – A Mental Health Watchdog group.  According to CCHRI, Mental Health Advocacy Groups the following MH organizations are paid front men for the pharmaceutical companies.  All the companies in favor of banning a person’s right to defend themselves or others.  Their solution — dope them up.   [...]

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Seroquel is a powerful anti-psychotic drug prescribed for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. On the streets it’s called Susie Q, Squirrel or Quell.  At D.C. Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS) it’s called a sleeping pill. Story. Story. Story. When the city’s director of youth rehabilitation services, Vincent N. Schiraldi, said he was going to change the  culture of D.C.’s Youth [...]

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The Advocates Ulterior Motive: US Senate Probe Discovers: Most NAMI Money (56%) is From Psychiatric Drug Industry  US Senate Probe (2009) Discovers: Most NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness ) Money is From Psychiatric Drug Industry   In recent years there has been a strong push to eliminate or reduce the use of physical restraint.  [...]

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