Another schoolboy suicide linked to ADHD drugs. Do we confront it or let it carry on?

When writing about a subject that’s difficult to confront, it’s possible that the content could be ignored or avoided. But what do you do when the subject involves schoolchildren dying while taking psychiatric drugs?

A psychiatric label or ‘disorder’ usually gets diagnosed before the introduction of the drugs. So it is with the psychiatric label Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the popular so-called condition that’s never been scientifically proven, but for which dangerous psychiatric drugs continue to be prescribed.

Consequently, by ignoring or avoiding this unscientific charade, it becomes acceptable to carry on with the psychiatric practice of labelling and drugging of children. Even when a link between the use of psychiatric drugs and suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviour continues to strengthen, it can be so difficult to confront that it continues unchallenged.

It’s therefore desperately sad to read of another schoolboy, who, having been labelled with the manufactured ‘disorder’ took his own life while on ADHD drugs.

The latest casualty reported in the media was twelve-year-old Connor Robertson. He was reported to have been on ADHD drugs when he hanged himself at his home in Birmingham last October.

Whatever was happening in that young mans life, the use of a psychiatric drug to chemically control him was so wrong. There’s also the matter of informed consent. Were his parents given all of the information about the dangers of ADHD drugs in order for them to make a fully informed choice? Only they will know that.

The psychiatric industry, supported by drug companies, has been desperate to come up with a plausible explanation about the intimate workings and chemical exchanges in a child’s brain to justify the use of psychiatric drugs. The idea of a ‘chemical imbalance’ was thus born, a scientific-sounding theory that hoodwinked parents into believing it was the cause of their child’s problems. It was also used to convince parents their children needed mind-altering drugs.

In 2000, 269,000 prescription items for ADHD drugs were dispensed in England. That figure had risen to 1.3 million in 2016, costing the taxpayer £59.3 million. That may be good business, but its bad medicine.

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Connor isn’t the first young person to take his own life while on ADHD drugs. In 2010, ten-year-old Harry Hucknall hanged himself at his home after being prescribed an ADHD drug and an antidepressant. Then in August 2013, a nine-year-old boy who was on drugs for ADHD hung himself at his home in Billingham in the north east of England.

After redefining normal childhood behaviour, psychiatrist have cloaked the practice of drugging children in medical legitimacy, even though it’s a wholly unscientific practice. Tragically, it would appear three young lives have been lost in the process and there may be more that have gone unreported.

So, do we ignore this, avoid this, or confront this? If the choice is to confront it, the first step is to get educated on the subject, and if a pointer is needed, the booklet Psychostimulants:  the facts about the effects is a good starting point.

While life can be full of problems that can sometimes be overwhelming, it’s important to know that psychiatry, its diagnoses and its drugs are the wrong way to go. Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not experimental animals. They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life.

RIP Connor.

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