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Something's Wrong with Our Medical Establishment 29 Apr 2013 15:46 #107

Antipsychotics for ADHD? There is Something Wrong with Our Medical Establishment
Posted on April 27, 2013


Since 1990, according to some estimates, there has been a 300% increase with pharmaceuticals used to treat children diagnosed with ADHD.

Now doesn’t that statement alone scream that there is something wrong with our medical establishment? It seems the trend is not to question why so many children (and adults) are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but instead to simply keep developing more drugs to counteract the “symptoms”.

As reported in US News Health:

“Use of powerful antipsychotic medications such as Abilify and Risperdal to control youngsters with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavior problems has skyrocketed in recent years, a new study finds.”

Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist from Ithaca, N.Y., and known for being an outspoken critic of the increasing antipsychotic use in children said:

“These drugs damage developing brains. We have a national catastrophe.”

He continues: ”This is a situation where we have ruined the brains of millions of children. In controlling behavior, antipsychotics act on the frontal lobes of the brain — the same area of the brain targeted by a lobotomy…. These are lobotomizing drugs,” he added. “Of course, they will reduce all behavior, including irritability.”

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