you for stopping by.
Before we begin, I would like to
pose two questions.
1-How many kids have
died from ADD/ADHD?
2-How many kids have died from the use of Ritalin and other mind altering,
behavior modification drugs? (see answers below)
Need I remind you the oath of a physician and nurse is, "First do no harm?"
research you ask the question, "Do the benefits
outweigh the risks?"
When the school shootings occurred, I began doing some research. It seemed
to me illogical the two variables, kids and guns have been around for
centuries, yet these shootings were a relatively new phenomenon.
I began tracking the time frame of these events, looking at the variables.
My goal: to identify the onset of incidence and/or, if any, newly introduced
Looking over the past two decades prior to the increased incidence of school
shootings kids, guns, illicit drugs, prescribed
drugs, violence, drop out rates, bullying.
Looking at the objective and measurable data, the increased
incidence of violence and school shootings coincided with the newly
introduced variable, prescribed behavior modification drugs.
The data supported not only a statistically significant increase in the use
of Schedule II narcotics, mind altering, central nervous system stimulant
drugs, such as Ritalin, but also the mushrooming increase in the diagnosis
The variable which was found to be the most consistent in terms of longevity
increased incidence, and increasing in severity -- was bullying.
The peers who go along with bullying in order to be accepted or to avoid being the brunt
of the teases and taunts, are less responsible than the teachers and adults
whose attitude is, 'kids will be kids.'
Such an attitude serves to enable the behavior. I have been quite dismayed
by the bullying I see in our adult population. More and more adults
are ridiculing and insulting those who have a view different than their own.
Manners and courtesy seem all but extinct among adults and kids learn from example.
The links on this page for your perusal have been submitted by parents,
professionals, including peer reviewed articles supporting, not only the
correlation between school shootings and behavior modification drugs, but
also the issue of the increased incidence of the diagnosis ADD/ADHD.
It is not my intent to
endorse a prescribed therapy or to offer professional advice. However, my
opinion is that each child should first undergo a nutrition evaluation,
especially looking at the sugar intake.
Assessing, the family dynamic while including the family in the evaluation, and intervention phases.
There is data to support how there is a small percentage of kids who
benefit from the use of these mind altering behavior modification drugs.
These kids respond to the drug/chemical via what is considered in
pharmacology as an, 'idiosyncratic' response. Meaning the response is not
typical, not what you would see in the general population.
Additionally, these drugs had never been tested or studied for safety and efficacy, before
such widespread use in our kids.
Why do we allow this?
Teachers were given a tool called the 'Conner scale,' a check list of
behaviors to identify kids who exhibited behaviors of AD/HD.
Types of assessments used in schools
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Rating Scales
The kids identified have their parents invited to a consultation with
the school counselors, and/or other staff. The result is a referral for
an evaluation, and of
course, the school has a list of professionals for referral.
There is overwhelming data to support the majority of kids on Ritalin are
not evaluated thoroughly.
The kids and families as a whole do not participate in the outpatient therapies which are essential
to address the family dynamic and its impact on these behaviors.
There are no pre drug screening evaluations where dietary habits are
evaluated, nor is there follow up related to diet and nutrition.
This is a phenomenon seen nowhere else on earth. The USA consumes five times
more Ritalin than all the rest of the world combined. The USA uses over
90% of the world Ritalin market.
We have kids who have received inoculations of chemical and biological
agents in the form of mandated vaccines that are known to irritate their developing central nervous systems.
These same kids exist in an environment of loud noises from every day life,
including blaring music along with being exposed to over 250,000 negative images
Add to the mix exposure to violence, fiery explosions, rapid gun
fire, smashing glass, car crashes on TV, in movies, and in video games.
Combine these external stimuli with the high incidence of poor nutrition,
the kids' growing bodies filled with artificial preservatives, sugar, caffeine, and many, if not
most, being sleep deprived.
Is it any wonder our kids at the very least are suffering from
hyperactivity, depression, lack of concentration and any number of maladies
to the extreme of neurological deficits and/or autism?
We bombard our kids with images of violence, noise and confusion, then we
expect them to not fidge. We actually expect them
to sit still!
We have parents blaming teachers, teachers blaming parents, and society
blaming both. Yet, I have to ask, while everyone is busy blaming, who is
protecting our kids?
There are documented cases of situations where parents refused to give their
kids these drugs and the result was to be reported to social services. There
have been actual cases where the child was removed from the home and the
parents charged with child abuse!
There are several class action law suits against CHADD, Novartis and APA
related to fraud, and the purposeful intent to saturate the market with the
drug -- thereby making billions of dollars for those involved.
The organization CHADD receives money from the pharmaceutical companies,
which causes me concern related to conflict of interest. This is highly
In 1998 at the National
Institutes of Health Consensus on ADHD, the following statement was issued:
"We do not have an independent,
valid test for ADHD, and there is no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a
There are ongoing studies where they are using Ritalin
in 2-4 year old
Not to mention that a statistic for the year 2004,
states that we now have 11 million kids on antidepressants.
Chemicals and more chemicals, when do
we just say NO?
The pharmaceutical cartel is conditioning the future
consumers and workers of the world.
PLEASE, Protect our children!
"A chemical lobotomy enhances indoctrination!"
Ritalin/Aspartame Chromosome Damage
the Fraud of ADD and ADHD
and ADHD Fraud video
and ADHD Fraud
From Ritalin The Truth Behind ADHD
Information from parents
THE MONEY TRAIL
Peter R. Breggin and
Psychiatric Drug Facts
Dr. Breggin is considered
THE expert on Ritalin and his site provides information with peer reviewed
articles. He testified before the Senate about the affects of Ritalin. He is
the author of several books about Ritalin. I encourage all parents and
teachers to read his information.
of Dr. Peter Breggin~
Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
Post Prompts Cong Hearings re: Children prescribed Ritalin
director blames HMOs for ADHD-Ritalin problem_NYPost
and Medication Discussion Forum for Ritalin Death.com/ Able Child.org/
Read message board about this issue
The Ritalin Racketeers and Their Chemical Lobotomies –
Read what the CCHR says about the diagnosis of
Vol. 29, #4: Ritalin on Trial
Unlimited Observer | Focus | Ritalin
- Chicago Illinois - Iowa - Missouri - Wisconsin
In The News
& Psy Drugs: an Interview with Peter Breggin
Truth. School shootings
Prozac Possible 'Link' to Brain Tumors 4/13/02
Antidepressants Causing Suicides in Kids 2/21/04
Truth. Letter to Bush regarding school shootings
- Side effects
Shootings Linked to Psychotropic Drugs
School Board Passes Resolution Warning About Ritalin
Shootings in America
Shootings Report | Holology.com
Diagnosis of ADHD, Overuse of Ritalin, and its Causes
and the Littleton Columbine High School Shootings
- STOP DRUGGING OUR CHILDREN - Spice Williams, The Spice of Life Column
D. Levine: One Mind at a Time
A more plausible approach to the problem of ADD/ADHD
Mel Levine on children's learning disabilities.
Appearance on Oprah
& ADHD Website
E-Mail Addresses for Congress, Senate, Governors & State Legislators
My thoughts on how vaccines may affect our kids'
nervous system/brains -- possibly inducing the very behaviors which require
the use of a 'chemical straightjacket.'
Read the list of properties in the vaccines and how
they are processed.
Between 1990 and 2000 there were 186 deaths from methylphenidate reported to
the FDA MedWatch program, a voluntary reporting scheme,
the numbers of which represent no more than 10 to 20% of
the actual incidence.
/ ADHD Home Page with information by Thom Hartmann
edited by Simi456