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Australian 3 Year Olds Targeted For Bogus Psychiatric Disorders Like Sleeping With The Light On

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The Australian Government and the Australian Medical Association are targeting 27,000 3 year olds, screening them for "psychiatric disorder's" including tantrums and shyness. Then they can start "medicating" them. Customers for life.

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Ellen m (215)
Friday June 22, 2012, 6:41 pm
Oh hell no.... Give the entire government a lobotomy!
And add stigma, confused and possibly ridiculed and scarred for life to the above "customers"!!!

Amanda A (201)
Friday June 22, 2012, 6:46 pm
This I ridiculous!

Sheryl G (360)
Friday June 22, 2012, 7:09 pm
Disgusting, seems that Australia is on par with the crap that is going on here in the usa when it comes to this.

Kevin A (64)
Friday June 22, 2012, 10:00 pm
This is insanity. I have seen the psychiatric field go through fads as bad as any teenage craze, with ADS, Prozac, Munchausen by proxy and others. They seem to be trying to justify their positions.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:14 am
It's pretty scary here in Australia. The government has bought the psychiatric line completely. I know so many parents who are actually scared to take their normalb kids to school or the doctor in case someone decides their family have psych issues. Once a part of the system always a part of the system.
Thank you to Kenneth for the heads up on this story.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 2:45 am

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 3:39 am
I swear these programs in society now seem to want everyone the SAME. Don't cause 'trouble', don't make any noise or fuss or rock the boat, just be a regular little cog in the regular little wheel like everyone else, have your number in line like everyone else, like what you're given and you now 'fit in', you're 'accepted'. The hell with that!
It's like 'mental health professionals' are engaged in some gigantic movement of regimenting, controlling, shaping, dictating, 'normalizing' children from the age of 3 (and even earlier) onward. Making little robots and machines that conform to 'being a good little Johnny or Jane'.
Since when did any dorkus government through a field like Psychiatry get the ability to do these things with human beings lives and minds? You don't have any right or claim to anyone else's mind! The only way this has happened is because people have LET it happen. That's all.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 6:31 am
WTF???? Sorry, but this is wrong on ALL level!!

Alice C (1797)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:52 am
My 91 year old Aunt didn't like to sleep with the door closed. So...I left her door open. If she wanted a light left on. I would have done that too.
Many people have night lights. I have one in the bathroom and one in the hallway.

Susan V (80)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:20 am
Thanks for posting this - hope to have a petition written soon.

This is all of course, bogus, and I assume part of the new DSM, which has come under attack even by
psychiatrists in the US that supported it's last publication.

And for children who seem to have real issues, there are other things to consider, like nutrition, allergies - CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES (see Dr Doris Rapp's website and books) and the issues mentioned in this article. The Brain Bio Centre website is very good, and also there is a new organization called MIINDFUL - whose goal it is to educate and "connect parents with current information on the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle in children's mental health, and with practitioners who include orthomolecular medicine in their treatment approaches.

While these groups are offering alternatives to medicating, researchers like Dr. Grace E Jackson, Robert B Whitaker, and Dr. Peter Breggin are exposing the brain damage and other harm caused by psychotropic prescription drugs -- that are really not suitable at all for children - if adults.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:32 am
Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton and others on this so-called "medical board"
need to have a lobotomy to stop this insane dealing of medicating 3 year olds.


Ty, Iona.

rula khoury (25)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:49 am
what the hell is going on in this world?
I think they themselves need to be medicated!

. (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:50 am
This is what Australian doctors call medical research? Money pissed (sorry) away.

Edwin M (346)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:59 am
Which further solidifies my belief that pharmaceutical companies have a goal of having everyone at any age on some sort of medication

Joy M (169)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 1:49 pm
It's the $$$$$$ yet again, so sad these people waste money and time that could be spent on good ideas... You are so right Allan, it's pissed away...

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:04 pm
I don't even have to read past the first page to see the perversity of this. Shyness, sleeping with the light on? I slept with y light on for years. It will be up to parents to stand up to thins so their children are not labelled with ridiculous diagnoses.
Drug companies seem to have no sense of ethics and the government jsut play along as they wash each other palms so both can benefit.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:38 pm
Thanks for the post, noted.

Mary T (178)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:47 pm
This is insane and so sad to think that they are doing this to children, Medical research needs to be done on these doctors. Thanks Kenneth.

Constance F (418)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:34 pm
Thank you for posting, and for the above comments . Thanks for the laugh Mart T. And you got that right Kenneth - we do not have to allow ourselves and children to be victimized unless maybe someone has a gun pointed at our head. This is no way to excuse them, but when they enact policies like this, the people are going to have to come together and educate themselves and find ways of combatting the machine. Can parents refuse psych evaluations on their children when they are taken to the doctor? Do they have the power to enfore that - or enforce that children take drugs? Please I don't want to know they do! If not, the best guns is education, posts like these - getting it out so people can amass. PS: As a child every night I checked under the bed and in the closet to make sure there were'n't boogie men hiding. Nor did I ever kill an insect (now for ethics ) but then, I was certain a giant insect would come and get me. Hmmm, let me see Paranoid disorder? Compulsive obsessive? Wrong - happy as a claim with a big imagination.

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 7:53 pm
this is crazy!!!! noted

Tajwer Chaudhary (19)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 8:09 pm
what the hell is this .Gosh

Terri Hughes (416)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 8:36 pm
WHAT.......this is BULLSHIT. Don't they have anything else better to do than come up with something stupid. All this comes down to is MONEY. If they say that your kid needs medication, just because they are shy,have temper tantrums or sleep with the light on or they will in up in the psychiatric hospital when they are older, this is because they want to get them hooked on medication. This is about the most stupid thing that I have heard in a long time. I think they all need to be medicated OR they already are. They are just blowing smoke up everybody's ass. Go to work and do something useful, for a change. I think that there are MORE important things to be working on!!!!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 8:54 pm
My daughter and granddaughter were afraid to sleep in the dark.
Imagine,, I CURED THEM BY ALLOWING THEM TO SLEEP WITH A NIGHT LIGHT UNTIL THEY WERE NO LONGER AFRAID. I got my degree from the streets of hard knocks. Last I knew these are all signs of BEING A CHILD. Never knew there was a pill for that.
Thank you Kenneth

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 8:55 pm
Thank you Iona and Kenneth for the forward:)

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 8:58 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Edwin because you have done so within the last week.

Shan D (49)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:12 pm
I can't decide if these "psychiatrists" would be happier with a Brave New World scenario where everybody is expected to take drugs at the first sign of stress or sadness - or if it would just be easier to birth a baby, pop it into a Borg maturation chamber (sans implants), forcefeed the kid all the knowledge it will need, and leave it for the next 18 years. No nightmares, no night lights, no monsters under the bed, no dirty diapers, just perfect kids at the end.


Iona Kentwell (129)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 9:17 pm
Here's a link to a petition on this insanity. Thanks to all of you for taking an interest.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 4:03 am
"And the ones that mother give you don't do anything at all." Jefferson Airplane

Linda Wallace (32)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 6:58 am
Good heavens what next? Has the world gone completely mad?

Phillipa W (199)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:34 am
I'm hating living in Australia with the current situation being what it is. ie no-one is capable of anything unless you're a qualified professional in that specific field and everything is subject to the OPINIONS of social workers and psychologists, who at the end of the day are people and no 2 even think alike. They've got it backwards - we the public educate THEM about us and how to better support US, not the other way around.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:00 pm
If anything, it's the parents who need evaluating, or allowing the government and Big Pharma to get ahold of their children. Protect your children! Do not let these people destroy another generation of Australians.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 8:26 pm
I hope all parents stay alert and know their rights. When our basic rights to make decisions about our children are challenged, we need legal help. Unfortunately, we can't always be sure that would help. We used to work, play, and have a minute to enjoy life. Seems all we do is battle for protections and human rights and dignity.

What worries me is world population and the 1% thoughts on that matter. Remember Soylent Green? If you try to think the way "they" might, it would be survival of the fittest and wealthiest,,,

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 10:18 pm
Sadly noted.... Couldn't say anything more.... It's so.... terrible.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday June 25, 2012, 8:00 am
Noted, thanks.

Rebecca Y (26)
Monday June 25, 2012, 12:34 pm
Where are the parents? I would NEVER allow my 3 year old to be included in such an asinine study. Get real!

Veronica C (22)
Monday June 25, 2012, 9:53 pm
I still have some light on at night. There's a pill for that?? They can keep it.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 2:31 am
Yes, this is the height of stupidity--but it brings the (already rich) more money--and you can bet they intend to keep these children on ever-increasing doses of meds, escalating to more powerful drugs as the children get older. What matters to these "people" is money--money and power!
"Oh Brave New World, that has such people in it!"

JL A (281)
Tuesday June 26, 2012, 12:58 pm
How does this comply with Hippocratic oath and relevant ethical standards required for their health care licenses?

M B (62)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 3:10 pm
this is insane !

Ellie L (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:34 pm
Big Pharma, Drug Companies WANT to medicate (control) every person in the country. What better way to start than 3 years old! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS, and every one should rebel against these sickos who only care about money and power----like the teabagger republiKKKLANS. Send them all to hell. Small Government, they want? Then Stay the hell away from us all with self-serving LIES. God, we need you to save us. Vote Obama in 2012, with a Democratic Congress, so we can stop all the insanity that looms largely over us all. Get proper I.D. and VOTE FOR OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS.
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