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Watchdog Group Alerts Parents and Teachers About Gifted Children Being Mislabeled "ADHD" and Given Stimulant Drugs

Watchdog Group Alerts Parents and Teachers About Gifted Children Being Mislabeled "ADHD" and Given Stimulant Drugs

With children returning to school parents and teachers are being alerted to the high number of gifted children that could be falsely diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and drugged with psychostimulants that may harm their mental performance and…

Watchdog Group: Medicaid’s Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

Watchdog Group: Medicaid’s Child Psychotropic Drugging Needs Greater Oversight

​​​​​The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) applauded the recent Department of Justice health care fraud crackdown but says greater oversight is needed of Medicaid billing of psychotropic drugs prescribed children, which could reduce their use and…

Childhood is Not a Mental Disease, Protesters Say

Childhood is Not a Mental Disease, Protesters Say

A group of human rights activists marched through the town of Lund May 6 to raise awareness on a practice that has put more than 40,000 Swedish children at risk. A report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights…

CCHR Protest at WPA Convention Demands End to Child Drugging Now

CCHR Protest at WPA Convention Demands End to Child Drugging Now

​Protesters marched on the Cape Town International Convention Center November 19 to protest at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress and condemn psychiatric labeling and drugging of South Africa's children with potentially lethal drugs. South African children are prescribed Ritalin…

Nonprofit Exposes Wholesale Drugging of Toddlers and Kids

Nonprofit Exposes Wholesale Drugging of Toddlers and Kids

​​​​​In ADHD Awareness Month, CCHR Florida is called on the FDA to examine the facts behind the widespread drugging of children under the misdiagnosis of ADHD. According to QuintilesIMS, an independent source of information about the pharmaceutical industry, in the…

Psychiatric Watchdog Claims Children Are Drugged for Profit

Psychiatric Watchdog Claims Children Are Drugged for Profit

Hundreds of members of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Florida held a rally and demonstration September 24 at the Florida Psychiatric Society annual meeting. They were calling  attention to an epidemic destroying the fabric of society—the psychiatric drugging of children. Some…

Exhibit Exposes Past and Present Psychiatric Human Rights Abuses

Exhibit Exposes Past and Present Psychiatric Human Rights Abuses

Concern is growing about the overmedication of children with psychiatric drugs. Nationally, over 1 million children ages 0-5 are on a psychiatric medication as are one in six adolescents and teens age 12-17, according to IMS Health, a leading global…

Group Helps Parents Protect Infants From Dangerous Drugs

Group Helps Parents Protect Infants From Dangerous Drugs

A staggering 5,958 babies from 0-1 year old in Washington State are prescribed psychiatric drugs, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Additionally: 8,063 Washington State toddlers age 2-3 have been prescribed…

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