Sunday, March 09, 2014
Before Pediatric Psychiatrists Became Involved...
Scenario: Ashley is worried about her up and coming school exams.
1977 - Ashley's school offer her extra curricular activities after school and a one-to-one with her tutor to help with her homework.
2013 - Ashley is refferred to a pediatric psychiatrist by her school counsellor. Ashley is prescribed Zoloft to help with her exam jitters. Ashley kills herself by overdose in 2014.
Scenario: Bruce is having difficulty understanding his teachers in the classroom, this makes Bruce irritable.
1977 - School officials meet with his parents and suggest they move Bruce to a special school for slow learners. They agree and Bruce, with the assistance of highly trained tutors, is able to catch up and is returned to his school two years later.
2013 - Bruce is sent to a pediatric psychiatrist who diagnoses him with autism. Bruce is prescribed Risperdal to treat his brain disease. Bruce, at the age of 14, develops breasts as a result of the side effects of Risperdal. Bruce is bullied at school and, in 2014 stabs himself through the heart with a kitchen knife.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1977 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Billy and Mark shake hands and end up being friends again.
2013 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives and arrest Billy and Mark. They are charged with assault, expelled from school and sent for an evaluation to be given by a pediatric psychiatrist. Billy and Mark are prescribed Abilify to treat their brain disease and put into foster care.
Scenario: Michael won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1977 - Michael is sent to the Headmaster's office and given the cane. He returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2013 - Michael is given huge doses of Ritalin by his pediatric psychiatrist as he has been diagnosed with a brain disease [ADHD] His school gets extra provincial funding because Michael has a disability. In 2014 Michael hangs himself.
Scenario: Bob breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad grounds him for a month.
1977 - Bob is more careful next time, he grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2013 - Bob's dad is arrested for child abuse. Bob is removed to foster care and joins a gang. A pediatric psychiatrist tells Bob's sister that she must have been abused as a child as well, reluctantly she agrees. Her dad is sent to prison. The pediatric psychiatrist has an affair with Bob's mom.
Scenario: Johnny falls in the playground and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Ann, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.
1977 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.
2013 - Ann is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in prison. Johnny is sent to a pediatric psychiatrist and told that he has a disease in his brain [PTSD]. Johnny is prescribed Paxil, diazepam and mirtazapine. In 2014 Johnny kills himself by jumping from a 15 story office block.
Real-life situation: Justina is diagnosed with a muscle-wasting disorder. She is treated with the relevant medication and is getting on with her life as best as she possibly can. She develops the flu and is sent to hospital for treatment.
1977 - Doctor's at the hospital tell Justina's parents that the flu will subside with plenty of rest and to make sure she does not dehydrate.
2013 - Justina is assessed by a psychologist and told that she does not have a muscle-wasting disorder, in fact, she has a disease of the brain. Justina is removed from her parents and put into a psychiatric unit. Her parents are told that they may be charged with child abuse. Justina is kept from her parents and her condition deteriorates over the next 12 months.
The above is best summed up in this short video from the CCHR...