Neurodiversity – The Latest Psychiatric Disability Trend

We’ve written a considerable amount previously about topics involving various disabilities and their relation to psychiatric fraud and abuse; here is a small selection for example: Popular Autism Treatment Yields No Benefits Autism Federal Funds for Learning Disorders ADHD Does Not Exist Mental Health and Social Justice (ADHD) ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades What […]

What Makes Special Education Special?

The Special School District in St. Louis County, Missouri has an annual budget over $400 Million for 7 schools, over 2600 teachers, and over 24,000 students. The July 2002 President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education revealed the source of a deeply troubled Special Education system: 40 percent of kids are being labeled with “learning […]

Migrant Children, a New Psychiatric Patient Pool?

Migrant Children, a New Psychiatric Patient Pool? While we hesitate to comment on the controversy surrounding the federal government’s amnesty program for illegal immigrants, we do see a potential effect of interest to the concerns of CCHR and those who recognize the potential for psychiatric fraud and abuse. The Wall Street Journal reported that “Such […]

State of Fear

State of Fear The following extended quote is from the author’s appendix to the novel State of Fear by Michael Crichton. Stay with us here, we’re sure you’ll get the importance of it quickly. “Imagine that there is a new scientific theory that warns of an impending crisis, and points to a way out. “This […]

ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades

ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change New studies of children taking psychiatric drugs find that there is little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. A growing body of research finds that in the long run, achievement scores, grade-point averages or the likelihood of repeating […]

The Mental Health in Schools Act of 2011

Our U.S. Government at Work U.S. House of Representatives bill H.R. 751, the Mental Health in Schools Act of 2011, was sponsored in Congress 2/17/2011 by Rep. Grace Napolitano (California, D-38) and acquired 52 co-sponsors. The stated purpose of this bill is “To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating […]

Federal Funds for Learning Disorders

IDEA – The Source of Federal Funds for Learning Disorders Special Education under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) has become a gravy train for psychiatrists and psychologists diagnosing children with ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] or “learning disorders” and hooking these kids on drugs. Of the approximate $50 billion spent annually on Special […]