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Stop Psychiatric Drugging of Kids!

CCHR is calling on the FDA to investigate the drugging of kids following a report on the significant increase of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) labeling.

Dangerous psychiatric drugs are being given to infants and toddlers despite the known side effects of death, homicide and suicide that are reported in older children & adults taking these medications.” — Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated the protection of children, is calling on the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to examine the facts behind the heavy drugging of children following a recent report on the significant increase of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) labeling. [1]

The stated mission of ADHD Awareness Month is to provide information to the public based on evidence from scientific and peer-reviewed research yet there is no definitive or specific test to identify ADHD.  Instead, healthcare professionals use a series of symptoms as a guideline to decide whether or not they think a child or teen has ADHD and the end result is usually a prescription for a psychiatric drug. [2] [3]

This growing trend to drug children in the United States has resulted in 8.4 million children being prescribed psychiatric drugs with more than 1 million of these children are under the age of five. [4]

“Parents are being told that their child has a ‘mental disorder’ but in  fact there is no independent, valid test for ADHD nor is there any data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain malfunction, yet the number of children being labeled with a ‘brain-disorder’ continues to climb,” stated Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “This is why we are calling on the FDA to investigate the heavy drugging of children in this country.”

A study conducted by the CDC showed that approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011 and the percentage being diagnosed continues to increase with 6.4 million children diagnosed in 2011. [5]

Pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom believes that the reason that children are being increasingly diagnosed with ADHD is that they are forced to stay in an upright position for hours on end and do not move nearly as much as needed. Gone are the days when children rolled down hills, climbed trees,  or spun in circles. Recesses are abbreviated because of increasing academic demands.  Ms. Hanscom tested several classrooms and discovered most children had very poor core strength and balance. In fact, she discovered that only one in twelve children were normal in this regard. [6]
However instead of prescribing more physical activity the psychiatric solution is to prescribe dangerous drugs. The two commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD, Ritalin and Adderall, carry Black box Warnings and side effects can include:
• Agitation
• Aggression
• mood swings
• depression
• thoughts of suicide
• fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat
• seizures
• slurred speech
• confusion

“Dangerous psychiatric drugs are being given to infants and toddlers despite the known debilitating side effects of death, homicides and suicides that are reported in older children and adults taking these medications,” stated Diane Stein. “Why is this being done despite the known risks? Because a psychiatrist prescribing drugs can make up to four times as much as one who doesn’t, and drugs prescribed for ADHD alone make billions every year. It is all about the money.” [7] [8]

Individuals are invited to visit CCHR in Hollywood at 6616 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 to learn more about the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs as well as alternatives to medication.  Telephone: 323-467-4242.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,” he wrote in March 1969.

For more information visit, www.cchr.org

Sources:
[1] 10 percent of American children diagnosed with ADHD, study says https://www.ajc.com/news/world/percent-american-children-diagnosed-with-adhd-study-says/c5F3rGD4Qz6StKRtIFPVbM/
[2] ADHD Awareness Month https://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/coalition/
[3] ADHD in Children https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/adhd-children#1
[4] Parents: Get the Facts—Know Your Rights https://www.cchrint.org/issues/childmentaldisorders/
[5] Key Findings: Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for ADHD: United States, 2003—2011 https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/features/key-findings-adhd72013.html
[6] Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/08/why-so-many-kids-cant-sit-still-in-school-today/
[7] INFANTS BEING GIVEN PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS ON THE RISE http://www.cchrflorida.org/infants-being-given-psychiatric-drugs-on-the-rise/
[8] Inappropriate prescribing: Research shows that all too often, Americans are taking medications that may not work or may be inappropriate for their mental health problems. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/06/prescribing.aspx

Cosby and Polanski Kicked Out of Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct. The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.

We discuss the move in the audio here below.

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How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

Bruce Edwin is CEO of the A-list model and talent firm Starpower Management, and publisher of Hollywood Sentinel, and founder of Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations.  His charitable work includes helping to fight the sexual abuse of children in Hollywood and throughout the world.

The following is a brief, yet in no way comprehensive list of things parents should do in order to keep their children save in Hollywood.

1, Never sign an exclusive contract for any child under 18 unless they are famous and you are signing with one of the top agencies in the world.

2, Never pay for pictures for a child under 8 or even 12 years of age. They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months. A legit agent can work off of decent snapshots.

3, Never leave your child under 18 unattended out of your sight for anything, including but not limited to an acting class, acting  coach, audition, casting, open call, go see, acting or modeling job, etc. Even at a major film studio or with an agent, manager, producer, casting director, or casting agent or star or someone famous or that you know and trust–do NOT do it.  If they get mad and insist you leave your child alone, walk out with your child, and call me and I will deal with them for you. (tel: 310-226-7176).  Obviously, if your child is shooting, you need to be off screen and quiet, but still, keep them in your sight at ALL times.

4, Don’t ever let your child be portrayed in a sexual way or do anything you or they are uncomfortable with, no matter how big or important you think it will be to their career. Stick to your morals and values.

5, Don’t let anyone insult or disparage your child. Demand that they be treated with respect.

6, Don’t push you child in to acting or modeling. Make sure that it is what they want, and not just what you want.

7, Don’t bully your child and bribe or blackmail them with doing things or not doing things and threatening to take away their career if they do not behave a certain way. Put yourself in their position, and let it be a positive experience for them.

8, Don’t manipulate your child with money or other things. Teach them that money and fame can be nice, but that happiness is found on the inside, and comes from being a good person both to ourselves and to others.

9, Remember that any legit agent or manager will require that your child have good grades, at least a B average, have a good clean bill of health, and have a Coogan Bank account that you open, as well as a work permit that they have a copy of. If your agent or manager does not discuss and require all of these things about your child, do not deal with them, as they do not know what they are doing.

10,  Don’t let your children dress inappropriately. Make sure that you daughters do not wear dresses or skirts that are too short, or reveal their chest.  Make sure that they always wear underwear and girls–a bra when they are old enough.

11, Do not encourage your children to dress up as the opposite sex! I fully defend a person’s right to do whatever they want to their own body once they are a legal adult. However, children’s brains, bodies, and morals are still developing.  You need to not only protect them from others, but also from the media, and themselves. It is NOT OK to encourage or even allow a child to have surgery to change their sex. This is child abuse.

12, Teach your children about child sex abuse, and about pedophilia and child rapists. Teach them how this is wrong, and teach them how to avoid these predators.

If you have any specific questions, you may call my office for further free advice, or write me on the front page of this site.

www.BruceEdwin.com

Tel: 310-226-7176 (Los Angeles, California)

CEO, Starpower Management

This content is (c). 2018, Bruce Edwin, Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved.