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A Closer Look At Generation Rx

An excellent recently released documentary details the disturbing and ongoing chemical abuse of children by conventional medicine. The prescription of psychiatric drugs to the masses, specifically children, are altering their minds, bodies and entire lives.

Prescribing psychotropic medications for school-age children is a booming business these days. Ritalin's production alone is up 700 percent since 1990. As a result, a battle has arisen between the pro-medication and anti-medication camps: heated, public and utterly spurious. Some children need medication; others don't. The real trouble lies in how we make that assessment.

This process begins before the doctor ever sees the patient. The person with the cash, the power and even the transportation usually gets to identify the patient, setting the stage for all subsequent decisions. Which is why women without children were called "barren" and men without were just unlucky; why Freud treated the obstreperous Doras but not their parents; why aged, uncertain parents find themselves in nursing homes against their will. It is especially so when the murky questions of behavior and psychology are raised: is it adolescent moodiness or pre-Columbine sociopathy? Was she born that way or did we make her that way?

The theoretical basis of family therapy -- and common sense -- holds that the most vulnerable point in the family structure will reveal its stress first. And the way children show stress is often called "symptoms." Parents, of course, do not always wish to interpret the symptoms, nor are family doctors always trained to read them. Even well-intentioned parents who wish to make things better, quickly, may override their child's experience and capacity to express it. For children right now -- especially the fidgety, the distractable and the extra-lively -- their vulnerability is made worse by a ghastly convergence of social anxiety, overwhelmed and uninspired schools and widespread fixation on the bottom line.

Find a symptom, find a treatment, treat it and, in a modern twist, make it no one's fault. Fix them, we say. And these new drugs do "fix" them -- quickly, inexpensively and inappropriately. We fix them at a younger and younger age -- these days even when they're toddlers. And we do so even when we use medications intended for adults. As a result, millions of children are on Ritalin and antidepressants.

Attention deficit disorder and hyperactive disorder (both formerly known as minimal brain damage, but nicely renamed by the drug companies) do exist, and it would be cruel to withhold Ritalin from children who suffer from them. Just as it would be unfair to stigmatize them as spoiled brats and ridiculous to blame their concerned parents. But these drugs are being wildly prescribed because they are cheaper and less time-consuming than psychotherapy and much easier to sell, both to the consumer and to the average family doctor. Prescriptions are less work than conversation and careful evaluation. And handing out medication at lunchtime is easier than creating classes that keep intelligent and curious kids from squirming, daydreaming and talking back. Most of all, we prescribe medications for children who don't need them because the medications are available, and a cure for parental vanity and irresponsibility. Most of all they generate massive amounts of profits for Big Pharma.

How did modern psychiatric medicine come to the point where it's all just a grand marketing scam designed to generate obscene profits by exploiting the minds and bodies of an entire generation of children? How did Big Pharma manage to so completely hijack medical science, taking over the medical journals, FDA regulators, science researchers and medical schools? And why hasn't this been stopped? Why have these chemical crimes against children continued to be tolerated -- even encouraged! -- by the Food and Drug Administration and a Big Pharm-funded U.S. Congress?

Kevin Miller's Generation Rx covers all this (and more) in heart-wrenching detail. The simple truth, as the film reveals, is that money buys everything in this modern economy. It buys media coverage, it buys distorted science, it buys legislation, and it even buys the very definitions of disease. Big Pharma money has so completely infiltrated modern psychiatric medicine that any person claiming diseases like ADHD or "bipolar disorder" are based on solid science should be laughed off the world stage. Modern psychiatric medicine is an empty sham, a medical hoax, an uninspired contrivance of scientific-sounding babblydeegook designed to mesmerize gullible parents into putting their children on dangerous patented chemicals that may ultimately kill them.

Even the psychiatric scientists who voted these fictitious diseases (like "ADHD") into existence have no idea what they really are. At one point in Generation Rx, a psychiatrist is asked to offer a clear definition of ADHD. His answer? A 45-second fumbling of words, hesitations and stammering nonsense.

With this film, courageous filmmaker Kevin Miller has catapulted a giant boulder of truth into the scum-filled pond waters of modern psychiatry, sending out a shockwave of ripples that threaten to finally expose this malicious branch of medicine that depends for its very survival on the chemical poisoning of childrens' brains.

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