Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Kiddie Heart Attacks linked to Ritalin

Here's an article in "The Australian", about the research they've been doing under their Freedom of Information laws, to document the links between heart attacks ( including deaths ) in children using Ritalin and other drugs.

CHILDREN as young as five have suffered strokes, heart attacks, hallucinations and convulsions after taking drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Documents obtained by The Australian reveal that almost 400 serious adverse reactions have been reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, some involving children as young as three.

Cases include the sudden death of a seven-year-old, and a five-year-old who suffered a stroke after taking Ritalin. Children also experienced heart palpitations and shortness of breath after taking Dexamphetamine.

Others taking Ritalin or Dexamphetamine - the two most commonly used ADHD drugs - experienced hair loss, muscle spasms, severe abdominal pain, tremors, insomnia, severe weight loss, depression and paranoia.

In other news, the guy who is alleged to have killed his two children earlier this year was (as is usually the case in such horrific murders) on the drug Prozac. According to of Charlotte, North Carlina, their reporters were allowed to view the psych's notes on the case of David Crespi. They reported:

The man accused of stabbing his two daughters to death in January switched medication to treat depression several days before the alleged killings, court documents unsealed Friday revealed.

David Crespi is accused of killing his two daughters in their south Charlotte home Jan. 20.

According to a doctor who evaluated Crespi three days after the crime, Crespi switched from Paxil to Prozac.

And yet the psychs want to screen every child for depression or other mental illnesses such as "math disorder" (can't remember "7x8=56"), "ADD" (can't focus because the kid is hypnotized from watching 8 hours of TV every day, or is vibrating from sugar and caffeine overload) so they can put them on Ritalin.

When you observe for yourself that something doesn't work, and you continue doing it because "that's what is done in such cases" -- that's criminal negligence, not to mention evil.

If there's any justice, there's a special place in Hell reserved for psychiatrists, where they are restrained, shocked, drugged, told what's wrong with them, where they are never listened to, where they are intensely depressed and their "care" is to be drugged and shocked into apathy about it.

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