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‘Shy’ children at risk of being diagnosed with mental disorder

Posted By admin On September 15, 2011 @ 3:39 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

Martin Beckford
London Telegraph [1]
Sept 15, 2011

Children who are merely shy or sad are at risk of being diagnosed with mental disorders and given powerful drugs, experts warn.

Psychologists say that new guidelines being developed in America will lead more young people seeing their common problems regarded as illnesses that must be treated, rather than just being given support.

They fear that pupils who are quiet at school could be diagnosed with “social anxiety disorder” while those who become withdrawn after suffering a bereavement are classified as having a “depressive disorder”.

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Children who just talk back to adults or lose their temper regularly could be diagnosed with “oppositional defiant disorder”.

As a result, those found to have these increasingly broad mental disorders could be prescribed powerful medication such as Prozac or Ritalin to control or alter their behaviour.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8763431/Shy-children-at-risk-of-being-diagnosed-with-mental-disorder.html

[2] Epidemic? Half of US teens ‘meet criteria for mental disorder’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epidemic-half-of-us-teens-%e2%80%98meet-criteria-for-mental-disorder%e2%80%99.html

[3] Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5: http://www.prisonplanet.com/psychiatry-goes-insane-every-human-emotion-now-classified-as-a-mental-disorder-in-new-psychiatric-manual-dsm-5.html

[4] The hidden tyranny: children diagnosed and drugged for profit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-hidden-tyranny-children-diagnosed-and-drugged-for-profit.html

[5] Shy children now candidates for dangerous psychiatric drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shy-children-now-candidates-for-dangerous-psychiatric-drugs.html

[6] Disarmament plan: First label everyone with a mental disorder, then use that to take their guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/disarmament-plan-first-label-everyone-with-a-mental-disorder-then-use-that-to-take-their-guns.html

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