“Protesters made their way through the streets before arriving outside the International Congress hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to deliver the message to assembled psychiatrists that ‘childhood is not a mental disorder.’”
Edinburgh, July 8, 2013
In what has become an annual event, CCHR UK and supporters travelled to the historic city of Edinburgh to join the Scots in a protest against the psychiatric practice of labelling children with manufactured ‘disorders.’
The protest coincided with the opening of an International Congress hosted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Morrison Street. Starting on the Royal Mile, protesters made their way through the streets before arriving outside of the conference centre to deliver the message to assembled psychiatrists that ‘childhood is not a mental disorder.’
Figures from the Information Services Division (ISD), part of NHS Scotland, revealed that since 2001, £40 million of taxpayers money was spent on drugs in Scotland prescribed for the so-called childhood condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That’s really good business for Big Pharma and the vested interests, but for children and adolescents who have been labelled, it’s bad medicine. With no physical or biological tests to support the existence of ADHD, the psychiatric drugging practice is tantamount to the chemical restraint of behaviour that has been frowned upon and unscientifically categorised as a mental illness.
Some of the assembled psychiatrists who came out to see what was happening agreed with CCHR’s message. It was even suggested that CCHR should be given the opportunity to speak at a future conference. Thank you to the doctors who spoke with us on the day, and who were willing to share their thoughts on the subject.
On the same day, CCHR opened its travelling exhibition on the Royal Mile, exposing the hidden agendas and dangers of the psychiatric industry. Called How to Protect and Preserve Your Mental Health, the exhibition presented information that is not made known by the psychiatric industry, information which prevents people from making an informed choice about so-called treatment.