posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 03:13 PM
When I was going to grad school for my degrees in Psychology in the 90's, I worked for a health insurance company. One of my co-workers had a son who
was not paying attention in class . . . in second grade. The teacher instructed the mother to have her son put on Ritalin because he has ADHD. When
she refused stating he had no attention or hyperactivity issues at home, the teacher stated he would not be able to come back to class unless he was
on medication and rthe school administrator reported her to CPS.
I told her to get an attorney and file a complaint against the school and the teacher for practicing medicine without a medical license, because they
were not qualified nor licensed to diagnose medical conditions.
When CPS knocked on her door, she told them she refused to put her son on Ritalin because he had no behavioral issues at home and didn't feel a 2nd
grade teacher OR the school administrator had the qualifications to diagnose her son with physical or mental health issues.
She was ordered to have her son evaluated by a psychiatrist, the school was required to admit the boy to class so a qualified third-party could
evaluate him and he was evaluated at home. Because this mother stood up for her parenting rights, it was discovered that OVER HALF of the children in
her son's class were put on Ritalin because the TEACHER told the parents the child was ADHD. The parents took their children in to doctors and the
doctors just prescribed the drug without ANY medical evaluation.
It turns out, the teacher was lazy and had no idea how to keep the children stimulated and engaged in class, so the classroom of 25 7-year-olds would
get bored and goof off. Upon further investigation, it was learned several other teachers were doing the same thing to keep their students quiet
zombies in their seats.
After I earned my doctorate, I worked with Autistic children for nearly a year using the Lovaas approach. I quickly noticed that every other month we
would have a surge in new cases and the alternating months we would have very few new cases. When I spoke up about this to another therapist at the
clinic, she laughed and said:
"Yeah. We all laugh at the doctor who tests and diagnoses them. Every month he diagnoses 90% Autistic and 10% ADD or ADHD and the next month it's
the opposite. It's a big joke."
Unforunately, none of these children were ever tested for food allergies or their diets examined. The parents of one child actually DID have their son
tested and put on herbal supplements and he improved remarkably. Unfortunately, part of the Lovaas approach is to reward with food. The tray of
rewards included all kinds of items with preservatives and additives (like dyes).
After leaving that company, I relocated to a suburb near the metropolis area I worked in a private practice for several years. One of the neighbors I
befriended had a little girl starting 1st grade and a 3-year-old son. Both were very articulate and interacted extremely well together. Then her son
received a vaccination. Within two weeks, he was displaying all the signs of a child with autism. I didn't want to raise concern in my friend, as she
was already upset by the drastic change in his behavior, so I recommended she take him in to his pediatrician and have him tested for food allergies
and lyme's disease (we lived in a wooded area).
His pediatrician was so alarmed by the sudden changes, not only did he examine the boy's diet, ran every test possible and refer him to a
developmental specialist; he ALSO contacted the manufacturer of the vaccination given to the boy. They said they'd investigate it, but basically gave
him the brush-off.
There is something to be said for eating foods as nature/God provides them and letting the body build its own defenses to disease. We need to stop
genetically and chemically altering our foods and return to a natural diet that does not consist of dyes, preservatives, additives, hormones,
If it were not for my first-hand experiences to witness the above, I would probably still be an ignorant, egotistical Psychologist instead of doing my
own research and discovery evolving me into an enlightened spiritual being.
The title of this OP is a gross misunderstatement at best. S & F!
[edit on 8/18/2010 by Nivcharah]