Well Over 8 Million U.S. Children Now On Psychiatric Drugs
-by Paul A Philips
Not just the U.S., but the rest of the Western World, alarmingly, over the last 15 years the consistently sharp increases in child mental disorders have now reached epidemic levels. 1 in 5 children have been diagnosed with a mental health problem. In turn, more children than ever before are on psychiatric drugs.
Mental disorders – some disturbing stats
Could the rise in mental disorders be the result of the agendized push for increased psychiatric drugging that began in and around the 1990’s? As mentioned earlier, 1 in 5 children have now been diagnosed with a mental health problem:
ADHD (Attention Hyperactivity Disorder) is now well over 40%
For children aged between 10-14 years suicide rates have risen by 200%
Teenager depression – up at 37%...
Psychiatric drugs - breaking down the figures
The different age groups and corresponding figures making up the well over 8 million children on psychiatric drugs in the U.S.A alone can be summarized:
Under 6 year-olds – 1,146,530 (yes, that’s well over a million!) and breaking down this figure
Less than 1 year olds – 274,804
2-3 year olds – 370,778
4-5 year olds – 500,948
6-12 Year olds - 4,130,340
At 6 years old the psychiatric drugging increases greatly because school starts. If a child is constantly disrupting a class of say 20 to 30-odd other children then drugging is seen as the easiest way to ‘neutralize’ or sedate the disruptive child…
13-17 Year olds - 3,617,593
Parents not informed about the well-documented serious risk
Of course, parenting can be difficult at times. In this era, parents face new complex challenges such as, for example, how to make the right choices for their children’s mental health. Parents are up against Big Pharma’s highly deceptive psychiatric criminal drug cartel that cares more about profits than people in the ‘PharMonopoly. ‘
It begins with the parents who are informed of their child’s “mental disorder.” The parents are then told that their child needs “medicating” without being given the full facts. They’re not told about the dangers of prescribing their child psychiatric meds that could cause serious side-effects, based on a mental disorder than has no science: No confirming medical tests to support a “diagnosis” based only on a subjective opinion from the child’s behavioural checklist. For example, consider the flaws in the case of giving a one year-old antidepressants.
How far will this agendized reckless endangerment go? It pays no heed to the pressing issue of informed consent. In the name of freedom, the right to refuse meds needs to be preserved before every single child ends up medicated.
It’s no great secret either that psychiatric drugs don’t cure. Psychiatrists and suchlike have openly admitted this. However, if parents refuse to get their child medicated on a potentially life-destroying psychiatric drug then they could find themselves charged with “gross medical neglect” by the CPS (Child Protective Service).
What about those non-invasive, non-toxic alternative therapies?? –No money to be made on those for Big Pharma, so these options are neglected. Stand alone drug treatment should only be a last resort. A holistic approach should be used (more on this later).
Children or adults, every day, millions are affected by mood-altering meds. Some reach their breaking point, culminating in horrific violent outbursts on others, or as suicides (or attempted suicides).
Whether it’s Columbine, Parkland, or other schools, after a pupil goes on a headline-making, school-shooting, killing rampage, there’s one thing that always ends up as “speculation” when people ask why it happened. Be it, for examples, from mainstream media or with politicians when debating gun laws, rumours abound, that “speculation” is the suggestion that the school shooting violence was brought on by the affects of psychiatric meds.
But it’s not speculation.
The link between the violence and psychiatric meds is a well-documented fact. Be it with school shootings or adults, many of these infamous mass-killers had either been on or were coming off psychiatric meds.
As long as the paid-off politicians turn a proverbial blind eye to this obvious link while allowing the Big Pharma psychiatric industry a highly lucrative cosy pathway that leads to the drug sales then we are an endangered race.
As famous psychiatrist Peter Breggin tells us in so many words, the equation is quite simple: more psychiatric meds = more mass shootings.
Firstly, parents need to connect the dots; educate themselves on how to make informed choices for the mental health and well-being of their children.
For optimal health and well-being
As mentioned earlier, stand alone,”band-aid” toxic drug treatment capable of assaulting the mind, body and spirit should only be a last resort. A holistic approach incorporating an IEP (Individualized Education Programme), family therapy and nutrition can be used…
The following advice is not only for children but also for adults. Bear this in mind when 1 in 6 adults are on psychiatric meds. Here are 6 things for optimal health and well-being.
The importance of a good diet cannot be overstated. A healthy diet greatly promotes good mood, ability to concentrate and has even been shown to reduce violent behaviour. Avoiding junk food such as refined sugar products, a good diet consists of natural wholesome organic seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables…etc. Make sure of a good supply of quality fats.
2. Drink plenty of water
Many suffering from mental health problems are known to be seriously dehydrated. For example, schizophrenics have this disposition. The human body is around 75% water. So, it goes without saying that drinking good water promotes health and well-being. The brain has the highest water content…
3. Maintain good gut health
Gut microbiome greatly influences mood and behaviour. Fermented foods, probiotics and B-vitamins promote beneficial gut microbiome. A healthy gut produces good levels of the feel-good chemical serotonin.
4. Get lots of sunlight
Those suffering from depression are known to have low vitamin D levels. Increased sunlight exposure raises body vitamin D levels and thus effectively treats depression. How about getting sunlight by spending time in nature?
5. Handle stress levels
Out-of-balance stress and mental health problems are inextricably linked. Therefore to return to balance it’s necessary to handle stress levels.
Meditation and yoga are excellent ways to handle stress. They have shown to be good for treating metal problems such as depression.
6. Reduce EMF exposure
Overexposure to EMF/RF wireless applications have been known to cause nervous, hormonal and behavioural problem, so try to minimize this. Especially with children as they are more susceptible.
Consult a health professional at all times for guided advice.