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The Medicated Child - w/ Video

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 10:29 PM
This is a very interesting presentation.

Full video from PBS Frontline - The Medicated Child

"In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells PBS's Frontline".

Currently, six million American children are taking psychiatric drugs eventhough most have never been tested on children.

Part 1 of the documentary has the parents of a child explaining their struggle with the medical professionals' treatment options. Take notice of their disorganized, yet methodical, approach to treatment. Should the parents be upset about their methods? Of course they should. But why are doctors behaving this way?

Part 2 takes us to another family's story. This time a different diagnosis but the same methodical approach to treatment. I wonder if this family wasn't given any other options or approaches to therapy like that of the first family.

In part 3 we are reunited with the Solomon family from part 1. This time 12 years later. Chief Psychiatrist of Denver Children's Hospital, Dr. Marianna Wamboldt says, "Jake (Solomon) came to me on about 8 or 9 medications some of which I had never heard about being used for the purported purposes that they were being used for".

She goes on to say that when she first saw him she thought that there was, "too much over pathologizing of symptoms and overcalling them symptoms that need a medication rather than thinking about other ways to deal with the symptoms".

The rest is also very interesting... and saddening

We hear from Dr. Kiki Chang, the director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto CA, a rising star in the field of juvenile bipolar disorder research. He outlines his provocative new idea that early intervention, identifying and treating children at high risk for bipolar disorder, can prevent the development of full-blown bipolar.

His new idea - more medication. "Rising star" indeed.

We peer into an annual meeting of neuroscientists who gather to discuss some of the biggest questions in the field.

So many experts, so little knowledge. I wonder if they discuss the most important question of all -

WHY IS IT THAT - in recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders?

Is there a pandora's box being tip-toed around? Something right in front of our faces?

I think we can all appreciate the far reaching hands of the pharmaceutical industry; their influence and drive for profit. But is there something else at play here other than profit chasing?

What about the doctors we deal with directly. Are we destined to experimentation until they say otherwise? Do they examine or even discuss other options? How much is our responsibility?

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 10:42 PM
This is exactly the kind of thing Alex Jones has been talking about. Did you know that in the past 30 short years, autism in children in the USA is 500 times more common now than it was back then? That's not 500%, it's 500 times. That's horrifying! And it's been linked directly to the vaccines that have been used over the past 30 years. Specifically, they contain a mercury based compound called 'thimerisol" that supposedly is meant to prolong the shelf life of the vaccine.

C'mon folks, mercury is mercury.... pure unadulterated poison.

The whole issue of vaccines in general just makes my blood boil. First they create a new virus, then they scare the hell out of the populace, then they offer to sell us the cure. And guess what the "cure" is. It's an injection of live virus that would have never otherwise ever have gotten into your body.

It's insane, isn't it!

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:55 PM
I remember seeing a public service show about children with ADD or another type of Attention deficit 'disease'.

A mother wanted to 'cure' her son of ADD, but WITHOUT drugs. She is a low-income mother, with limited means. She wants to wean her son off drugs, to give him new treatments.

She goes to the doctor, and the doctor prescribes even more drugs! The mother is visibly saddened, the doctor just doesn't care about her wishes, it just goes over his head. He is actually prescribing more drugs!

He just says, something to the effect of, 'just give the drugs to your son and .... off.'

I greatly suspect that doctors are being directed by these pharmaceutical companies to give out drugs like candy in some sort of experimental venture.

People need to wake up, it is not natural to take synthetic pharmaceuticals, nor is it necessary to take most of the vaccines out there... Humans never needed drugs for a so called disease that really doesn't exist in reality. Some kids are just full of energy or distraction who can't fit in a staid, structured environment.

When I used to work in the food service area in the local hospital, they would give me flu shots, or what they called flu shots... Now I wonder just what the HELL they injected in me, and if it will come back to haunt me or kill me or what

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 12:47 AM
It reminds me of the way Hitler insisted upon people doing whatever was suggested without question. And furthermore to question was even more dangerous.

Many many parents do not realize the power they have to make decisions, and it is their responsibility to help their children and to start with taking a look at food allergies and environmental toxins. And above all tollerance and not worrying about how others see your child, but allowing your childs individuality to blossum and grow, to nourish his creativity and not societies idea of how a child should behave on a mediorcre level.

But for most, when they sit before a serious faced panel of those they hope are there to be a support for the best interests of their child only to discover the general consensus is to have the child taken to a Psychotherapist, or a Psychiatrist, they find themselves having lost the self empowerment and instead agree to go along with the supposed child specialists.

The idea of blissful children and a happy daily routine is fantasy, the Brady bunch never did exist and it is in part the medias fault for allowing such an impossible standard for people to live up to. Remember shows like Leave it to Beaver or Andy Griffith, Seventh Heaven or any of the other unrealistic shows of the 50's 60's 70's and 80's? They all were some crazy idea of how the family unit communicated and treated one another, impossible idealism which in the end resulted in parents comparing their lives to those on the TV.

Real life is not a sequel that comes on once a week or once a day, when someone is asking a critical question you cant just turn your head and wait for a commercial, you face eachother and you argue, fight and talk it out.

This is huge set up, it is the biggest conspiracy, the ugliest conspiracy ever placed on human lives and they are winning. People are afraid that if they dont go along with the program they will have the child removed from their home, from their lives. They think by playing the game the child may just straighten up, that the drugs will be short term, but they never are, it is a trap.

I am sorry to see the pain and the suffering from the Links in the OP. Lives have been destroyed and all this family can hope for now is that other listen to their story, that other parents see their 6 minute segment and make empowering decissions that will not take away the lives and the souls of their children.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by Albertarocks

I agree. Not only should thimerosal containing vaccines be the topic of great protest, but dental amalgams (silver fillings) is another procedure that puts the patient's health at great risk. I suggest fining a dentist that has the moral conscience to not use amalgam fillings in their office whatsoever as well as having any amalgam fillings replaced with resin where and when possible.

Also contrary to what some may say; thimerosal has NOT been removed from common vaccines still to this date.

I discuss the fallacy of the vaccination campaign in a previous thread I recently wrote found here:

Vaccine campaign fallacy

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posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by star in a jar

A mother wanted to 'cure' her son of ADD, but WITHOUT drugs. She is a low-income mother, with limited means. She wants to wean her son off drugs, to give him new treatments. She goes to the doctor, and the doctor prescribes even more drugs

This is an all too often seen and reoccurring problem. I think it will continue to grow exponentially. Low-income families have a very difficult time empowering themselves usually due to the strain and stress on the family as it relates to money and employment. In most cases low-income families are imprisoned in a lifestyle they are forced to live with, especially urban or large city dwelling families. In most instances they are at the mercy of the food they can afford and in all cases that food is not in their best interest.

It is a terrible and unfortunate cycle that implants these families into the medical establishment for as long as they can try to afford it.

posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by antar

Hi antar! Thanks for your comments.

In Ivan IIyich's book, "Medical Nemesis, the Expropriation of Health", he outlines the term "iatrogenesis." Where iatrogenesis refers to adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment or advice.

Ilyich claims that an "iatrogenesis plague" is sweeping the nation, led and directed by mainstream medicine.

He goes on to explain three commonly encountered types of iatrogenesis; clinical iatrogenesis, which is a doctor-made illness (ie: vaccines, dental amalgams, etc); social iatrogenesis, which is deliberately created by the of the medical-industrial complex and their subsidiaries (ie: various pharmaceuticals, Aspartame, sodium nitrate, MSG, fluoride, etc); and cultural iatrogenesis, which drains the peoples will to survive (ie: constant drug advertisements, constant debt and stress, terrible food choices at every turn, an unjust social structure, etc)

I think the concept of these three types of iatrogenesis play an important role in most of today's diseases and disorders. For the most part, the average citizen will pay little attention to the ramifications let alone acknowledge they exist. Even if an individual is completely aware of specific type of iatrogenic danger they may neglect or be unaware of others.

I believe it's imperative to understand how your body is affected and how diseases and disorders manifest from the "iatrogenesis plague". In my opinion, a large majority of the "6 million children in America on psychiatric drugs" are a result of iatrogenic factors.

Not only this, but it's important to understand the various options available to everyone effected by illness rather then the consensus opinion of the medical industry. Who, by design, relies heavily on the use of medications NOT because of positive results but BECAUSE of institutionalized training.

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posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 10:01 PM
Now we have Professor Hank Greely of Stanford University ,"leading expert on the legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding health law and the biosciences", say that psychiatric drugs are helpful for healthy people.


Health is being subsidized as pharmaceutical sponsored medical opinion continues to recommend chemical substitution to proper nutrition.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy life via the foods available nowadays. Not only are foods depleted in nutrients, they contain ingredients counter productive to proper body functions such as enzyme effectiveness and production. Ingredients that literally stop our bodies from functioning properly.

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