Does back to school mean back to psychiatric drugs?

As the end of the school holidays approaches and preparations are made for children and teenagers to go back to school, how many will be going back to a regime of psychiatric drugs presribed for controversial ‘disorders’ like Attention Deficit Hyperactivirty Disorder (ADHD)?

Behaviour has been redefined by psychiatrists to the degree that psychiatric drugs are used in schools to chemically restrain those who are argumentative, boisterous or even disruptive. The school holidays thus become a ‘drug holiday’, where children are allowed to be children and they don’t have to take prescribed drugs.

It reflects a bizarre and crazy situation in modern schools. There are sensible rules that include no smoking, no mobile phones in the classroom, and no chewing gum. It goes without saying that schools should also be drug-free, but when prescribed psychiatric drugs are pharmacologically similar to a street drug, it would seem there are double standards.

If a student’s conduct is poor and fits a collection of emotional and behavioural characteristics, the psychiatrist can give the thumbs up for a student to be given a prescribed Class B drug pharmacologically similar to cocaine. It seems that in some cases, you don’t get detention. You get a psychiatric drug.

Students are being drugged because a psychiatrist thinks, and says, there’s something wrong with their brains, a so-called ‘chemical imbalance.’ The psychiatrist however can’t scientifically prove there’s anything wrong. He or she doesn’t have any physical tests to support an ‘imbalance’, but it seems as though the white coat carries weight when it comes to convincing others about so-called ADHD. Strip away the psychiatric spin and you’re left with a pile of junk science that belongs in the junk yard.

The latest Government figures reveal prescription items for ADHD stimulant drugs rose again in 2016. Over 1.37 million prescription items were dispensed in England costing the tax payer £59.3 million. That’s a highly expensive, unscientific method for restraining people whose behaviour has been unscientifically reclassified as a mental ‘disorder.’

Unlike real medicine, psychiatry is based on inclinations and fads, opinions and whims. By insisting on real doctors who practice real medicine, we can ultimately bring an end to the junk science gravy train that has attempted to redefine normal.

Further reading: Child Drugging: Psychiatry Destroying Lives

Psychostimulants: the facts about the effects

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