By CCHR International Mental Health Industry Watchdog
A United Nations Health Rights expert, Dr. Dainius Pūras, has issued a report calling for mental health care to move away from a biomedical (drug) model. The mental health industry watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says the drug model has led to 8.4 million children — 1 million aged five or younger — being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. alone.
(CCHR) presented submissions to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) warning about the massive prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children in fourteen countries.
The report found that amongst children who had been diagnosed with ADHD, those “medicated” with stimulants had significantly worse outcomes than those “never medicated.” Specifically those drugged were 10.5 times more likely to be failing school than those never drugged. Researchers also found that stimulants may predispose children to the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
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