Tuesday, July 24, 2007

'Kiddie Coke' Prescriptions Out of Control for So-Called 'Disorder' that Doesn't Exist

Badly behaved children in England being put in ‘chemical straitjackets’ says watchdog

The use of dangerous mind-altering drugs to treat so-called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has come under fire from a psychiatric watchdog, which says children are being placed in “chemical straitjackets.”

New figures obtained from the NHS Business Services Authority reveal 601,000 prescriptions for 'ADHD' drugs were dished out to children in England last year, a 107% increase compared to figures five years ago, when 290,000 'ADHD' prescriptions were written.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), an international psychiatric watchdog, which obtained the figures, says they highlight more and more children are being labelled with the psychiatric ASBO, ‘ADHD,' rather than finding out what is really wrong with the child.

The drugs cost the NHS over £29million last year, compared to £6million in 2001. Commonly known as ‘kiddie coke’ due to similarities with illicit amphetamine drugs, their use has come under attack for being a form of social control, rather than treating a real physical condition.

CCHR points to drug alerts from regulatory agencies in the UK and around the world detailing the serious side effects of 'ADHD' drugs. The warnings highlight how some of the 'ADHD' drugs can cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behaviour, violence and aggression.

While the symptoms of so-called ‘ADHD’ are listed in psychiatric textbooks, a major failing is a complete lack of scientific evidence to show that 'ADHD' actually exists, said Brian Daniels, spokesperson for CCHR in the UK.

"Metaphorically speaking, children are being kitted out with the new 'Emperor's new suit', a designer label worn by the boisterous, argumentative or disruptive child. But to represent that these troubles are caused by “chemical imbalances” or incurable “brain diseases” that can only be alleviated with dangerous psychiatric drugs is dishonest, harmful and often deadly," he said.

“They mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future.”

CCHR is an international psychiatric watchdog that has been in the vanguard of patients' rights since it was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

For further information, please contact:

Brian Daniels
CCHR UK
42-44 Copthorne Road
Felbridge
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 2NS

01342 313926
info@cchr.org.uk
www.cchr.org.uk

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Do You Believe You've Lived Before?

John B. Gordon, died in 1904 ............ Jeffrey Keene, born in 1947

Well, if you don't, I'm sure you're still going to find the following videos interesting. Who knows, they might even get you to change your whole viewpoint towards the existence of past lives, like they did for many people featured in the videos who start out 100% skeptics and end up 100% believers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5cGSUBU8-w (46 mins)
The Boy Who Lived Before: This is the story of a small boy from Glasgow, Cameron Macaulay, who spoke of his 'other' family on the Isle of Barra, approx 200 miles away. The documentary includes the story of another boy who remembered being his own grandfather who could recall astonishing details that, it seems, only his grandfather could have known. See also: http://rense.com/general77/boy.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EWwzFwUOxA (Part 1: 6 mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5965wcH2Kx0 (Part 2: 8 mins)
Born again?: A little boy called James Leiniger in the US recalls vivid details of being James M Huston jr, a naval figher pilot who was killed in World War II. See also http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/jamesleininger.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB_j-chZvR0 (9 mins)
Reincarnation?: The story of Robert Snow, a captain in the homicide division of the Indianapolis Police Department who recalls being the artist James Carroll Beckwith who died in 1917. See also here.

In the book Have You Lived Before This Life?, philosopher L. Ron Hubbard takes you through 41 past life case histories. These graphically show how a person’s attitudes and actions in present time (this lifetime) can be affected by incidents in his or her past lifetimes. They also document the improvements that occurred when such incidents were addressed using Scientology counselling techniques called 'auditing'. The book also answers important questions such as:
  • Are there such things as ghosts?
  • How does a person behave when the body dies?
  • When and how does a person pick up a new body?
  • What causes someone to have a "famous person" fixation?
The book is available online or from the Church of Scientology London at 146 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BY. Tel - 0207 246 2700

See also:
Have I Been Here Before - the ITV1 show that looks at past lives of celebrities
http://www.itv.com/Lifestyle/BeenHereBefore/default.html