reply to post by paxnatus
Quite honestly I have no idea why you are ranting to this degree, or for that matter generalizing what I said in order to come up with something to
fit your conclusions. I think this may be a defensive avoidance reaction. Maybe you should be trying an atypical anti-psychotic drug? My guess is that
you probably are on a mood stabiliser though, frustration tends to be one of the side effects.
Honestly for me to argue with you would be pointless. You don't appear to be open to this discussion. Nor do you appear to be reading what others
have said on this thread on their experiences with the "mood stabliser" Risperdal.
In simpler terms:
1) I never implied that you were drugging your child because you either have Munchausen's by proxy nor did I suggest that you are a hypochondriac
2) I was stating that there are many mothers out there who lack parenting skills and have taken to mothering by Rx. There are also many mothers who
are attempting to get control of their and their children's lives by addressing the psychological problems by suggesting a Dx to their General
Practitioner and asking for relief.
For the conspiracy theorists on ATS here is an article on the fathers of kiddie drug peddlers ( makes me proud not to be a REAL doctor):
"A world-renowned Harvard child psychiatrist whose work has helped fuel an explosion in the use of powerful antipsychotic medicines in children
earned at least $1.6 million in consulting fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but for years did not report much of this income to university
officials, according to information given Congressional investigators.
By failing to report income, the psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Biederman, and a colleague in the psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School, Dr.
Timothy E. Wilens, may have violated federal and university research rules designed to police potential conflicts of interest, according to Senator
Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. Some of their research is financed by government grants.
Like Dr. Biederman, Dr. Wilens belatedly reported earning at least $1.6 million from 2000 to 2007, and another Harvard colleague, Dr. Thomas Spencer,
reported earning at least $1 million after being pressed by Mr. Grassley’s investigators. But even these amended disclosures may understate the
researchers’ outside income because some entries contradict payment information from drug makers, Mr. Grassley found."
New York Times
"Harvard child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman and and his ties to the drug industry are back in the news today.
The New York Times and the Journal are reporting that documents released as part of litigation show that Johnson & Johnson, maker of antipsychotic
Risperdal, provided financial support for a research institute for pediatric psychopathology that Biederman wanted funded. Click here for a J&J email
describing discussions about the institute and here for a breakdown of J&J’s goals and budget to support work on Risperdal for children and
[edit on 8-2-2009 by Mynaeris]