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Today’s drug market redefines the phrase “drug pushing.” The pharmaceutical companies “push” research with funding and “push” their products on medical journals and medical associations and physicians, and the physicians ultimately “push” the drugs on their patients.

Many of these psychiatric disorders are contrived for the purpose of selling drugs, but think of the implications of some of them. “Disruptive behavior disorder” means getting out of line and challenging authority. Kids are being trained, some from toddlerhood, that resistance to authority is a mental illness.

The United States has become the psychiatric drugging capital of the world for kids with children being medicated at a younger and younger age. Medicaid records in some states show infants less than a year old on drugs for mental disorders.

The use of powerful antipsychotics with privately insured children, aged 2 through 5 in the US, doubled between 1999 and 2007, according to a study of data on more than one million children with private health insurance in the January, 2010, “Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.”

The number of children in this age group diagnosed with bipolar disorder also doubled over the last decade, Reuters reported.

Of antipsychotic-treated children in the 2007 study sample, the most common diagnoses were pervasive developmental disorder or mental retardation (28.2%), ADHD (23.7%), and disruptive behavior disorder (12.9%).

Read more at AlterNet.

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This is what happens when a stubborn refusal to go along with “the authorities” is declared a mental illness. Now they’ll probably begin drugging the girl, if they haven’t already.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Port St. Lucie first-grade student was handcuffed and committed to a mental health facility because of her classroom behavior, and her parents are furious that the school took such extreme measures.

Mickey Shalansky explained Wednesday what he said happened to his 6-year-old daughter at Parkway Elementary.

“She couldn’t put her in two handcuffs because her wrists are that small, so she put them both in the same handcuff and left marks on my daughter’s arms,” Shalansky told WPBF 25 News’ Bob Kaple.

Read more at WPBF ABC.

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Meanwhile, the truth-benders and opinion-makers attempt to whip up panic over the nonexistent threat of man-made “global warming.”

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

Read more at Fox News.

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They’re not talking about making the public docile; they’re talking about preventing suicide. You’re not in favor of suicide, are you? Huh? Huh?

“Drinking water which contains the element lithium may reduce the risk of suicide, a Japanese study suggests.

“Researchers examined levels of lithium in drinking water and suicide rates in the prefecture of Oita, which has a population of more than one million.

“The suicide rate was significantly lower in those areas with the highest levels of the element, they wrote in the British Journal of Psychiatry.”

Read more at the BBC.

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No wonder Americans don’t resist tyranny; a vast number of them are zoned out.

“Prescriptions for psychiatric drugs increased 50 percent with children in the US, and 73 percent among adults, from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs. Another study in the same issue of Health Affairs found spending for mental health care grew more than 30 percent over the same ten-year period, with almost all of the increase due to psychiatric drug costs.”

Read more at Truthout.org.

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Shut up and take your Soma, kid. And if the drugs make you suicidal . . . well, suicide is good for the economy, and probably for the environment as well.

“New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows.”

Read the rest at New York Times.

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