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Stop Drugging Kids
November 24, 2006 permalink
A new petition asks Canada to stop drugging children under pretense of psychiatric treatment. The warning in the final paragraph should be taken seriously. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs can produce the opposite of the calming effect of the drugs, inducing previously peaceful patients to kill in the style of Andrea Yates
CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS - CANADA
Online petition against psychiatric drugging of Children
CANADIAN CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AGAINST PSYCHIATRIC STIGMA AND DRUG ABUSE
Sign the online Petition against "Psychiatric stigma and drug abuse of children".
Today many children are diagnosed with a "so-called" Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are needlesly medicated with Ritalin or other addictive stimulant drugs.
In Canada, two million prescriptions to treat ADHD were filled in 2005. Ritalin is addictive and has the same dependency profile as Cocaine. Studies have shown it is often a gateway drug to other addictive street drugs.
Health Canada issued a warning recently stating that ADHD drugs such as Ritalin can increase blood pressure, pulse change, cardiac arrhythmia, heart attacks and strokes.
When children display behavioural or educational challenges, one should asses the child's family environment, upsets at home/school. sleep patterns, diet, existence of allergies,undiagnosed physical problems, by a non-psychiatric medical practioner.
The online Petition is accessible at the following link: www.ipetitions.com/petition/canadianchildrensrights .
Please forward this email broadly for the sake of our future generation.
ED CCHR Canada
(CCHR) is a non-profit , public benefit organization. CCHR has inspired and contributed to many hundreds of reforms by testifying before legislative hearings and conducting public hearings into psychiatric abuse. CCHR does not provide medical or legal advice. However it works closely with attorneys and non-psychiatric medical doctors.
Caution: No one should stop taking any psychiatric drug without the advice and assistance of a competent non-psychiatric medical practitioner. There are often unpleasant and dangerous withdrawal symptoms.