Monday, January 6, 2014

More on the Fictitious ADHD.....David Risselada

I thought this article from The New York Post seemed appropriate as it backs up some of the claims I made concerning fictitious mental health disorders in my recent article "The loss of liberty and the Coercive Power of  Mental Health Laws." The author cites work from Doctor Richard Saul, a neurologist releasing a book on the matter. Its fascinating because Saul refers to several patients who believed they had ADHD but in reality were all suffering from something different. In many cases it was as simple as a kid needing glasses, a kid being bored because he is too developmentally advanced for his math class and a man suffering from sleep deprivation. This isn't to say that all mental health disorders are figments of the imaginations of rich pharmaceutical companies. The criteria for establishing this so called ADHD just doesn't fit because its characteristics aren't experienced world wide, which as I noted in my article, this is a necessary element in order to label something as a legitimate disorder. In fact, there are a whole plethora of personality disorders, that, like ADHD, only show signs of existence in Canada and The United States. This was according to one of my professors anyway. Something like Schizophrenia on the other hand, exhibits symptoms that can be reliably seen from end of the globe to the other. This is what enables it to be identified as an actual "mental illness." Does that make sense?

When I first became interested in this subject I thought it was very strange that all the psychology books were claiming that cases of ADHD were on the rise in young children. How does that make any sense? It wouldn't make sense even it was a real disorder, unless there was an identifiable culprit that was actually causing it. Now, it is bi-polar, which to be honest is even more strange because all of a sudden, out of the blue, there is this brand new mental disorder that we must give your children powerful anti psychotic drugs, that costs hundreds of dollars no less, in order to help them. No body else finds this strange? The drugs being prescribed have done little to help anyone, though they have hurt a whole lot of people as many have killed themselves as a result of having to take them. In fact, I think its safe to say that most of you realize that one thing all of our recent mass shooters had in common was that they were all on some type of anti-psychotic drug for mental illness' that cant be proven to exist.

There's the big irony. The government is currently in the process of limiting your second amendment rights because of mental illness. People suffering from mental illness are taking drugs that the government claims on one hand help you over come the disease, while on the other hand must be acknowledging their danger because they don't want those on the drugs to have the guns. Does that make sense? People being prescribed these drugs are the ones targeted by new mental health laws pertaining to the second amendment, at least in theory any way. It seems to me that the only course of action is to stop prescribing the drugs period, especially to children.

Over the course of the past year I have been witness to a system in which these drugs are damn near force fed to children. I have seen psychiatric children's hospitals give children drugs like Adderall simply to calm them down upon admission into the hospital. I have met children ranging in age from 5 to 18 who have been prescribed up to eight different medications for ADHD, Bi-Polar disorder and depression. Often times these kids have no home and they get shuffled from one foster home to the next, if not a permanent resident of a juvenile home of some sort. The one thing all of these kids had in common was a sense of hopelessness and a belief that the drugs were doing more to harm them than to help. As I mentioned in my earlier article, these are kids, that because of these lies,  will never be able to self govern and live "free independent" lives. As it stands right now there are over seven million of them America. Kudos to Doctor Richard Saul for having the courage to call ADHD out for what it is. A bunch of damn baloney!

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