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User Name: Tony Miller
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Last Visit: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:26:06 PM
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Topic: ADHD or Simply a Matter of Immaturity?
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:16:37 AM
Remember, there is no scientific basis for a diagnosis of ADHD. There are no scientific tests of any kind.ADHD is simply a set of words to describe a set of behaviors. The "disease" is made up by psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies based on OPINION. The pills made up to solve this "disease" has created muli-billions for them often doing more harm to the patient than good. http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/LongTermSSRI.htm
Topic: Malaria Deaths May Be Double WHO Estimates
Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 12:37:25 PM
@ FounDit..That is the first thing I thought of. I remember reading that WHO's banning of DDT (before an effective replacement could be found) caused the death of over a million people from Malaria. It has been said that evil is 'compulsive destruction' and that is what we get when the news media acts as the PR agent and hit man for the lunatics in government. The same lunacy occurred in the San Joaquin a couple of summers ago when they cut off the water supply to the most productive farm lands in the country to save a minnow that was not even native to the area. Many farm workers and farmers were almost driven to extinction.
Topic: Arsenic in Apple Juice Alarming
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:48:54 AM
Dr oz is often an alarmist to promote his show. Fear mongering however,has been shown to cause REAL diseases. http://harvardmagazine.com/2005/05/the-nocebo-effect.html
So, Dr Oz and other fear mongers may well be causing more actual diseases than the over exasperated trace amounts of arsenic purportedly found in apple juice. The FDA and other real scientists without a hidden agenda have show this to be a false report.
Topic: There are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:50:34 PM
Child molesters must love this quote!....That is the trouble with shallow thinking...but.. such people elected the current president. Go figure.
Topic: 1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed with ADHD
Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:05:16 AM
wercozy wrote:
My family has the money to do this, so we had one of our children tested by 2 different psychiatrists. One psychiatrist said our child had ADD and needed to be on medication. She was so forceful about her diagnosis she hinted we could be charged with child abuse if we didn't comply with her advice. The second psychiatrist said our child was completely normal.


I have heard the same story from many others. Thank God you had the intelligence to seek a second opinion. Psychiatry is based on opinion and their solutions fail to beat a placebo.
Kids don't need a label based on guesses.
Topic: 1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed with ADHD
Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010 2:22:12 PM
It might be wise to thoroughly research the ADHA drugs that kids are likely to be put on. See Sen. Grassley's "SSRI Fraud and Kickbacks". Parents spending more time helping kids and better nutrition is better than labeling a child with a 'mental problem".

http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-facts/ssri-frad-and-kickbacks
Topic: No Long Term Growth Effects for ADHD Drugs
Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 10:35:33 PM
Daemon wrote:
<script>add2all('news')</script><img align=left width="100" height="150" src="http://img.tfd.com/IOD/Ritalin-SR-20mg-full.jpg"><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65H4DX20100618" style="color:darkblue;font-size:larger;font-weight:bold">No Long Term Growth Effects for ADHD Drugs</a><br><br>Previous studies have shown that children treated for <a href="http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/ADHD">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</a> (ADHD) with <a href="http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Stimulant">medication</a> may eat less and <a href="http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Stunted+growth">grow slower</a> than their peers, however, the results of a recent study, which tracked participants for 10 years, suggest that this is not the case. According to researchers, though there may be some growth delay in the first year of <a href="http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Attention-deficit+hyperactivity+disorder+t reatments">treatment</a>, by the end of the study, there was no difference in the height or weight of those with ADHD and those without. Furthermore, there was found to be no relationship between height and weight and the period of time participants had been on medication. <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65H4DX20100618">More...</a>


These little con job stories ignore the vast amount of credible studies of excess weight gain, diabetes, suicide , violence and a host of others. This story is pure propaganda. Anecdotal evidence AND stories planted by big pharma is no more valid than big tobacco's. Take note of the statement in this article
"All of the study's authors have relationships with drug companies, some of which make stimulants. The lead author, Harvard University's Dr. Joseph Biederman, was once called out by Iowa Senator Charles E. Grassley for the consulting fees he has received from such drug makers.

All those involved in propagating these harmful drugs for money should be held in the same esteem as the pushers of street drugs or tobacco at the least.
Topic: No Long Term Growth Effects for ADHD Drugs
Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 1:33:31 AM

Growth is the least of the problems with ADHD drugs. Hello Grammergeek.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8403762/
FDA probing ADHD drug side effects
Ritalin, Concerta possibly linked to psychiatric problems
Topic: Magnet Treatment May Help Some Battle Depression
Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:23:34 PM
ErraticRock wrote:
In the mid 1970's I spent a short time working on a psychiatric ward of patients who had suffered a very serious mental illness before the majority of psychotropic drugs started to be invented. Once available, not all pre-existing patients benefited (possibly due to physiological changes?). The point is, I got to see the terrible symptoms of untreated severe psychiatric illness (e.g. catatonia and echolalia).

Though psychiatry has much to research and understand, it is a comparatively new field of study (not to mention a highly complex field) and gradually treatments improve (e.g. early anti psychotic medication used over the long term caused some people the awful and irreversible tardive dyskinesia, but a new generation of anti psychotic drugs were developed which do not cause this side effect).

It is inconceivable to me, Tony, that while you claim to be knowledgeable about psychiatry, you can possibly think that though this field of medicine is not perfect it's therefore a good idea to stop treatments and return to ...what exactly? Proverbial "throwing out the baby with the bath water"!

You seem very angry, Tony. I wonder if you actually have a personal stake in the efficacy of psychiatry.

By the way treating depression with medication and/or ECT, can lift mood so enabling the person to think more clearly/positively and for best results counseling at this point is often recommended.


Well, my personal stake is that I took my mother to a psychiatrist many years ago because she thought she was being spied on through her TV. I should have let that small problem go but wanting to be a good son I took her to a psychiatrist. The horror that followed over the next year while she was on the psychiatric drugs made me a very good researcher. A retiring doctor friend came over and looked over the many drugs the psychiatrist had her on and in a very irritated manner said "I wouldn't take a dog to a psychiatrist, I've seen this my entire career...shame on me for looking the other way." he then weaned her off the drugs and changed her diet and made her exercise. She improved dramatically.
As far as anger goes...how do you feel when you see the aftermath of a child molester? Is anger ever a justified emotion? I think so. Putting ten million kids on ineffective and dangerous drugs that have violence and suicide scientifically proven as a side effect would make any parent angry if that side effect struck their child.
Since all I am asking is that patents be honestly informed of the effectiveness of anti-depressants as compared to a placebo and all side effects fully known. Your ETC BS is just that BS. Anything "can" do anything. You attempt to justify a barbaric treatment.
Why is honesty so hard for you ErraticRock.....money perhaps?
Topic: Magnet Treatment May Help Some Battle Depression
Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:37:37 AM
MarySM wrote:
Having spent time working in a hospital for people who are chemically dependent, I guess I am in between the two of you. Depression is the major cause of substance abuse. Patients receive psychiatric treatment, drugs, and counseling yet the recidivism rate is over 80% and that makes us among the most successful of treatment centers. But what will be the long term results of this treatment? However, I do think they should proceed with this work because we know what the results will be if nothing is done to help depressed individuals. And we also know that psychotropic drugs have serious side-effects.


It is one thing to attempt to help the desperate,but to label so many normal childhood behaviors as 'metal illness' and actually screen schools for them is ..well..nuts! Psychiatry cannot scientifically prove any of it conjectures nor has any of it's treatments worked more than a placebo. Those labels hurt kids.
If we allow them to "proceed with this work" then it may be YOU or YOUR loved ones that become guinea pigs and profit centers for psychiatry and big pharma.