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Are You ADHD?

Click here to download and read the CCHR report “Psychiatric Drugs & Your Child’s Future”.

What is ADHD? In 1987, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) was literally voted into existence by a show of hands of American Psychiatric Association members and included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Within a year, 500,000 children in America alone were diagnosed with this, and to expand the client base it has also been associated with Asperger syndrome and Autism spectrum disorder.

ADHD actually represents the spontaneous behaviors of normal children. When these behaviors become age-inappropriate, excessive or disruptive, the potential causes are limitless, including: boredom, poor teaching, inconsistent discipline at home, reading difficulty, tiredness, street drugs, nutritional deficiency, toxic overload, and many kinds of underlying physical illness.

Children who are suffering from bullying, abuse or stress may also display these behaviors in excess. By making an ADHD diagnosis, we ignore and stop looking for what is really going on with the child. These children need the adults in their lives to give them additional attention and to find and treat the actual causes.

There is no valid ADHD test for children. There is no valid ADHD test for adults. ADHD in adults is just as bogus as ADHD in children.

The ADHD diagnosis does not identify a genuine biological or psychological disorder. The diagnosis is simply a list of behaviors that may appear disruptive or inappropriate. Some of the symptoms psychiatrists associate with this “disorder” are:

  • loses pencils or toys
  • often does not seem to listen
  • is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • restless behavior
  • often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • runs about or climbs excessively in situations when it is not appropriate
  • fails to give close attention to details
  • may make careless mistakes
  • work is often messy or careless
  • fails to complete schoolwork, chores or other duties
  • talks excessively and interrupts or intrudes on others
  • difficulty remembering appointments
  • difficulty getting started on projects
  • difficulty getting things in order
  • low self-esteem or self-confidence
  • impulsive behavior
  • low tolerance for frustration
  • frequent mood changes
  • easily angered or irritated

The creation of bogus learning disorders as listed in the DSM enables psychiatrists to label and drug millions of children and adults at great profit.

At least 17 million schoolchildren have now been diagnosed with so-called mental disorders and prescribed cocaine-like stimulants and powerful anti-depressants as treatment, even though there are many natural ADHD remedies.

Pediatric neurologist Fred A. Baughman, Jr., wrote: “the frequency with which ‘learning disorders’ and ‘ADHD’ are diagnosed in schools is proportional to the presence and influence within the schools of mind/brain behavioral diagnosticians, testers and therapists.”

Baughman also wrote: “The fact of the matter is—and a fact to which the country had better wake up—is that there is no abnormality to be found in any of psychiatry’s ‘diseases’—not in infants, not in toddlers, not in preschoolers, not at any age. Without invented ‘diseases,’ the psychiatric-pharmaceutical cartel would have nothing to treat. These are normal children with disciplinary and educational problems that can and must be resolved without recourse to drugs. Deceiving and drugging is not the practice of medicine. It is criminal.”

Today, American schools spend at least $1 billion a year on psychologists who work full-time to diagnose students. Annually, $15 billion has been spent on the diagnosis, treatment and study of these so-called “disorders”. The sales of stimulants alone to control the symptoms of ADHD have now reached $13 billion annually.

Bear in mind that the “treatments” being prescribed are for “disorders” that are not physical illnesses—essentially, they are being prescribed for something that does not exist.

With millions of children fraudulently labeled with “ADHD,” psychiatrists are creating a generation of drug addicts. The manufacturer of one stimulant prescribed for “ADHD” admits it is a drug of dependency.

Furthermore, the rise in gratuitous and murderous violence amongst youth is linked to the introduction of and increases in violence-inducing drugs being prescribed to them.

With the child ADHD market booming, the drug industry is now starting to target adults, which could be even more profitable and cause even more violence and suicide. The fastest growing segment of the ADHD drug market is now adults.

There are no workable ADHD drugs for children. There are no workable ADHD drugs for adults.

Any medical doctor who takes the time to conduct a thorough physical examination of a child or adult exhibiting signs of what a psychiatrist calls ADHD can find undiagnosed, untreated physical conditions. Any person labeled with so-called ADHD needs to receive a thorough physical examination by a competent medical—not psychiatric—doctor to first determine what underlying physical condition is causing the manifestation.

Concurrently with a child receiving a proper medical examination, parents should also ensure that the child fully understands what he is learning in school to determine whether he or she should see a competent tutor who acknowledges the value of phonics and the value of defining key words. There are educational solutions for behavioral and classroom problems.

Any parent whose child has been falsely diagnosed as mentally disordered which results in treatment that harms the child should file a complaint with the police and professional licensing bodies and have this investigated. They should seek legal advice about filing a civil suit against any offending psychiatrist and his or her hospital, associations and teaching institutions seeking compensation.

No one denies that people can have difficult problems in their lives, that at times they can be mentally unstable, subject to unreasonable depression, anxiety or panic. Mental health care is therefore both valid and necessary. However, the emphasis must be on workable mental healing methods that improve and strengthen individuals and thereby society by restoring people to personal strength, ability, competence, confidence, stability, responsibility and spiritual well-being. Psychiatric drugs and psychiatric treatments are not workable.

Watch this short video for more information:

Watch the ADHD Stigma Video

Click here to download and read the CCHR report “Psychiatric Drugs & Your Child’s Future”.