The Psychiatric community would have parents believe that their children have mental health problems, yet, medical science does not support the psychiatric industry on mental health diagnoses.

Psychiatrists admit, at an American Psychiatric Convention, that there are no medical test to evidence one single psychiatric disorder, yet, billions of vested dollars go into the marketing of child mental illnesses.

Newspapers, magazines, radio and television ads that are keen to point out unwanted behaviors and dress it up with glossy photos or clever sound-tracks, are simply advertising in disguise.

There is news in print and online, insinuating that children can possibly have a mental health problem from having had a recent infection, such as Strep Throat.

Psychiatrists call it “Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus”, or PANDAS.  They say that the child will develop “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” symptoms, tics, or neurological problems like anxiety, hyperactivity, and even anorexia.

The psychiatric industry is even stretching further by stating that mental illness may be caused by bacteria.

What they are not saying is that the FDA labeling on antibiotics includes side effects that include, “Central nervous system effects, including convulsions, anxiety, confusion, depression, and insomnia may occur after the first dose. Use with caution in patients with known or suspected disorders that may predispose them to seizures or lower the seizure threshold.”

Hallucinations have been reported as a side effect to one class of antibiotics, Flouroquinolones, in addition to the side effects, above.  According to a report, written in a psychiatric journal, “A wide range of drugs can cause mental status changes. Fluoroquinolones are one among them and are underrecognised.”

It is no wonder that some children are exhibiting non-optimum behavior and/or symptoms after going through Strep Throat or similar illnesses that may have required a course of antibiotics.  The side-effects of antibiotics are clearly stated, by the FDA and supportive research shows that they do carry psychiatric side effects.

With no clear proof of any child mental illness, it is fraudulent to suggest that any child has a mental health disorder.  No one denies that children may experience symptoms due to stress, loss of a loved one, divorce, or any of the myriad of things that life throws their way.  No one denies that a child may need a thorough physical examination to detect if there is an underlying physical cause to their unwanted behavior and/or symptoms.

Most importantly, the mental health community admits that they cannot evidence one single mental health disorder.

Brain scans do not show mental illness; blood tests cannot reveal a clue to mental illness and there are no chemical imbalance tests to evidence a chemical imbalance in the brain that leads to a mental illness.

Therefore psychiatric claims, that an infection could cause child mental illness,  is an attempt to channel paying patients in their direction.  It is an expensive advertising campaign with fraudulent claims that lack any science whatsoever.

Parents have the right to full information regarding their child’s health.  Begin by getting all of the relevant and supported facts so that you can ensure your child’s well-being.

 

http://www.april.org.uk/pages/fluoroquinolones.html

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2745871/