In schools, there are certain rules that are accepted and agreed upon regarding the behaviour of students, rules that include no smoking, no mobile phones in the classroom, and no chewing gum.
If however a student’s conduct is poor and fits a collection of emotional and behavioural characteristics, a psychiatrist can give the thumbs up for a student to be given a prescribed Class B drug that is pharmacologically similar to cocaine. It’s a bizarre situation that beggars belief. It seems that in some cases, you don’t get detention. You get a drug.
There’s no doubt some students can be boisterous, argumentative or disruptive, and there’s no doubt that parents and teachers want to do everything they can to help, but chemical restraints are not the answer. Add in the fact that the controversial condition for which the Class B drugs are prescribed has never been scientifically proven, and you have an ever bigger scandal.
Students are being drugged because a psychiatrist thinks, and says, there’s something wrong with their brains. They call it a ‘chemical imbalance of the brain.’ The psychiatrist however can’t scientifically prove there’s anything wrong, he doesn’t have any physical tests to support an ‘imbalance’, but it seems as though the white coat carries a lot of weight when it comes to convincing others about so-called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But strip away the psychiatric spin and you’re left with a pile of junk science that belongs in the junk yard.
Real doctors have spoken out on this matter. Neurologist Richard Saul said, “…after 50 years of practising medicine and seeing thousands of patients demonstrating symptoms of ADHD, I have reached the conclusion there is no such thing as ADHD.”
The latest Government figures revealed prescription items for ADHD stimulant drugs rose again in 2015. Over 1.2 million prescription items were dispensed in England costing the tax payer just under £57 million. That’s a highly expensive, unscientific method for restraining poor behaviour.
Unlike real medicine, psychiatry is based on 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