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  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Newsdump Updates Lavoy Finicum's Widow Reacts To Court Decision...

    08/15/2020 7:50:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Its the weekend again in the summertime of DC 19, getting off to a good start with great music. They talk about "masks" nowadays and its really not "masks" that we are being told to wear it's "face coverings" that are really "muzzles" covering our noses and mouths. What does someone wearing a mask look like? Here's a clip from the 1970's when the weatherman was stung by a hornet, the weatherman being a guy you saw a lot in Denver for many years on KUSA, Bill Kuster. Bill was at KYW-TV Philadelphia in the 1970's and on this occasion...
  • The Michigan Supreme Court Is Reviewing the Case of a Teenager Incarcerated After Not Doing Online Schoolwork During the Pandemic

    07/17/2020 9:18:38 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 28 replies
    ProPublica ^ | July 16, 8:44 p.m. CDT | Jodi S. Cohen and Nisa Khan
    This story is a collaboration between ProPublica Illinois and the Detroit Free Press, and co-published with Bridge Magazine. Update, July 17, 2020: A Michigan Family Division judge Friday granted a request to review the case of Grace, a 15-year-old sent to juvenile detention for violating probation by not doing her schoolwork, and reconsider her decision to detain the girl. Oakland County judge Mary Ellen Brennan scheduled a hearing for Monday morning to review the “progress and engagement” of Grace and her mother during the past two months, while the girl has been in detention and then a residential treatment program....
  • ADHD diagnoses increasing in black kids, report suggests

    03/03/2020 9:46:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2020 | Mike Stobbe
    For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. Previous studies had found the diagnosis was far more likely in white kids. It’s not known what might have driven the change described in Wednesday’s report, said lead author Benjamin Zablotsky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In past studies that found higher rates of ADHD diagnoses in white kids, researchers hypothesized there were racial differences in access to health professionals or perhaps racial differences in attitudes...
  • Autism in Its Classical Form Is Very Real

    07/10/2019 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    I am perennially asked whether I do or do not “believe” in autism. I suspect that on most occasions, it’s a test. Nonetheless, it’s a fair question that usually takes this form: “I know you don’t believe in ADHD; but do you believe in autism?” To be clear, it would be absurd of me to deny that there are children – plenty of them, relatively speaking – who frequently exhibit behaviors associated with the bogus diagnosis of ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Those kids are problematic, for sure. But no one has ever proven that they “have” something. Childhood behavior disorders...
  • How to Keep Under the Radar (So They Can't Tell) When You're an ADHD Adult

    06/26/2019 8:55:50 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 25 replies
    University of South Carolina ^ | 06-26-2019 | CharlesOconnell
    The expert's name is Russell Barkley, MD (YouTube), Psychiatrist. The 1st principle is, 'Most people aren't against you, they're just for themselves.' You can fool them all, so they'll never guess, if you just never, never have a blowout in their presence. Just always be the same, just sit still and shut up.
  • Modern Day School Shootings: What is the actual root of the problem?

    02/24/2019 10:11:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/19 | John Nelson
    Where did it all begin? What is the primary cause for what we are seeing in the past 35 years with school shootings? A) Prior to 1947, child raising was by role modeling parent’s strict upbringing, high expectations, moralist traditions, religious guidance, patterned family’s generations. The belt, wooden spoon, often the hand was commonly used in daily spankings. B) 1947 Dr. Spock published his book on Child rearing, within a decade a perceptible change began to develop in American families. Under Spock’s influence, parents watched their children become sassy, contentious; increasing numbers became juvenile delinquents and criminals. Over the last...
  • About 10 percent of US children are diagnosed with ADHD

    08/31/2018 3:00:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cnbc ^ | Angelica LaVito
    However, the high number might not be entirely reflective of how many kids actually have ADHD, said Dr. Scott Benson, a psychiatrist at the Creekside Psychiatric Center in Pensacola, Florida. Many children, especially those living in poverty or dealing with challenges at home, may struggle to focus. That's natural given the stressors they're dealing with, but it may cause some doctors to question whether the child has ADHD. Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are symptoms of ADHD, according to the American Psychiatric Association. "We know one of the common errors is misdiagnosis," said Benson, who was not involved with the study....
  • Brain development disorders in children linked to environmental toxins

    03/25/2018 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 33 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 25, 2018 | Bilel Mughal
    Exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders, according to a review published in Endocrine Connections. The review describes how numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in foetuses and young children, and suggests a need for greater public health intervention. We have reviewed the documented exposures of pregnant women and children to mixtures of thyroid-hormone-disrupting chemicals and propose that the data sets provide a plausible link to the recent increased incidence of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism...
  • German schools ‘make hyper kids wear 13lb sand vests to keep them in their seats’

    01/21/2018 3:33:13 PM PST · by Daffynition · 83 replies
    Metro. UK ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Tanveer Mann
    The controversial sand vests, which weigh between 2.7 and 13lbs, are being used by 200 schools in the country despite some parents criticising them. Schools say the vests, which cost between Ł124 and Ł150, are very effective at calming down hyper children and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They also say it’s a better way at tackling the problem than using drugs such as Ritalin.
  • Teachers give student with ADHD 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention' award

    05/20/2017 6:18:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    wsbtv ^ | May 20, 2017 | Lori Wilson
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Two middle school teachers are out of their jobs after giving an award to an eighth-grade student. A student at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, who has ADHD, was given the "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" award at a school assembly this week. Some parents said the award is insensitive and the teachers should have known that it was not right. "Teachers are supposed to know what conditions their students have, and then to give them an award, that's totally ridiculous," parent Cheryl Davis said.
  • Startling number of kids diagnosed with psychological disorders

    03/19/2016 9:07:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 71 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | March 18, 2016 | STEVEN REINBERG
    One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, looking for reported speech and language problems, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and more. "Based on the number of kids affected, this is something we need to pay attention to," said lead researcher Jennifer Kaminski, team leader for child development studies at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers found that young children with mental, behavioral or...
  • ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many children are just immature, say scientists

    03/09/2016 9:44:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:00AM GMT 10 Mar 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is vastly over-diagnosed with many cases simply immature children who are the youngest in their class. […] Around three to seven percent of British children are believed to have ADHD, about 400,000, with many being prescribed drugs to try and improve their concentration at school. […] Now a study of nearly 400,000 children between four and 17 years old in Taiwan has shown that the percentage of youngsters diagnosed with ADHD significantly changes depending on month of birth. Where just 2.8 percent of boys born in September have the condition, the figure jumps to 4.5...
  • Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg..

    10/08/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    FULL TITLE: Watchdog Says Report of 10,000 Toddlers on ADHD Drugs Tip of the Iceberg—274,000 0-1 Year Olds and 370,000 Toddlers Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 10,000 toddlers being prescribed ADHD drugs, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. According to IMS health, more than 274,000 0-1 year olds are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and a staggering 370,000 toddlers.
  • To Stop Mass Killers, We Have To Stop Drugging Our Young Boys

    06/20/2015 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 87 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 6-19-2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    (NOTE: PLEASE READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE) (snip) You get the idea. These young men were all on prescribed medication. Feminism helped to get them there. In particular, female teachers who either dislike men or are completely ignorant of healthy behaviour norms for boys are creating a generation of emotionally stunted, drugged up young men. Millions of young American men are prescribed powerful drugs after being diagnosed with the phantom condition “ADHD,” better known as a mixture of natural boisterousness and poor parental discipline. The mere fact of being male has become pathologised. When they get into their teens and early...
  • More Bad News For Psychotropic Meds

    05/22/2015 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/22/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few years ago, this column discussed certain disturbing findings regarding psychiatry and its relationship with the pharmaceutical industry: The major psychoactive drugs are no better than placebos; the “chemical imbalance” theory of mental illness is mostly nonsense; and psychoactive drugs are being given to children as young as two. The first finding was buried in clinical trials of antidepressants, in which side effects of real drugs (such as dry mouth) could be emulated in an otherwise non-active agent (aka removing “unblinding bias”). In these cases, there was absolutely no difference in efficacy between the antidepressant and the placebo. As...
  • Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise

    12/08/2014 7:12:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 141 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-07-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise By: Msgr. Charles PopeAll the way back in 1973, George Guilder published a book called Men and Marriage. He expanded and republished it in 1986. In his book, Guilder argued that our culture was marginalizing men, to its great peril. He articulated the critical role that marriage has in helping men focus their sexual energies in a creative and beneficial way. Women have their nurturing role rather clearly defined in the very design of their bodies. But men’s role in the raising of children and in society...
  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 11:28:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Health Canada may have unduly “terrified” families Monday with a surprise warning that an array of widely used ADHD drugs could boost the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in patients, says a prominent psychiatrist. With more than four million prescriptions for the medications dispensed yearly in Canada, the regulator said new and stronger warnings will soon be included in the products’ labelling to reflect the possible suicide-related risk. It also advised patients and their families to keep an eye out for the side effect, while stressing that the drugs’ benefits continue to outweigh their potential risks. Still, one specialist...
  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    01/30/2015 8:06:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2015 6:24 PM EST
    Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. […] The Food and Drug Administration originally approved Vyvanse in 2007 as a once-a-day pill for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On Friday, the agency cleared the drug for adults who compulsively overeat. Vyvanse, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is part of a family of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. The drug’s prescribing label warns that Vyvanse has a “high potential for abuse and dependence,” and doctors should monitor patients for signs of dependence. …
  • Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

    07/11/2014 2:15:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-8-14 | Valerie Strauss
    The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests...
  • 10,000 Young Toddlers Are on Stimulant Drugs for ADHD

    05/17/2014 3:03:09 PM PDT · by Veto! · 38 replies
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Allen Frances, M.D
    How crazy is it to drug babies? ……… An adventurous group of cowboy child psychologists invented a new and untested diagnostic category (with the ridiculous name 'Sluggish Cognitive Tempo') that would be a wonderful target for additional inappropriate stimulant use. …. "Treating babies with stimulants is based on no research, is reckless, and takes no account of the possible harmful long-term effects of bathing baby brains with powerful neurotransmitter drugs."