Tags: "Mental Illness"

07 Jun
6

ADHD the epidemic of misdiagnosis and overmedication in children

Thomas Power from director of the Center for Management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and US NEWS writes, recent findings that 11 percent of children have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder raise legitimate concerns about over diagnosis, leading to questions ...

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27 May
1

Why is ADHD Rampant Only in the United States?

It is all too common these days that a child who can’t sit still in class or can’t focus on his school work will be diagnosed with ADHD and put on psychotropic drugs as treatment.  At least nine percent of ...

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21 Mar
0

Long-Term Study on ADHD Lacking and Misleading

A new study followed children diagnosed with ADHD into adulthood.  It claims that ADHD is not just a childhood disorder but can continue into adulthood.  It claims that children diagnosed with ADHD were more likely to develop at least one ...

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15 Mar
0

Prescribing ADHD Drugs to Children as a Study Aid is Unethical

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t ...

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23 Jul
0

Is Spanking Harmful or Effective Parenting?

A study was just published in Pediatrics stating that harsh physical punishment of children is associated with “mental disorders” later in life.  This is a topic of interest because spanking, which fits into that category, is banned in more than ...

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13 Jul
1

Lies of Mental Health in Foreign Lands

It’s summer and with kids out of school, the possibilities are endless for where to go on vacation. The Olympics in England or a trip to some other foreign country for the first time would seem very exciting to most. ...

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21 Jun
0

No Need for a Mental Health App

Recently USA Today ran an article about a new app called "WhatsMyM3". This is an app designed to determine if you are at risk for depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). It is not based ...

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18 Jul
0

Psychiatric Drugs: Caught in the Web of Psychiatry

Forty or so years ago, it would be safe to say no kids were on any psychiatric drugs. ADHD and bipolar disorder in kids was unheard of and most other children’s mental illness labels were nonexistent. Depending on your source, ...

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06 Jun
1

An Epidemic of Psychiatric Drugs Not Mental Illness

Just as the polio vaccine pretty much wiped out any further cases of the disease, you would think depression and other mental ailments would disappear when Prozac and other “wonder drugs” came on the market more than twenty years ago. ...

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