CCHR Int Newsletter — April 2013

Colorado shooter James Holmes was under the care of psychiatrist Lynne Fenton prior to the shootings. Newly released documents reveal police found an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs in Holmes’ apartment.

Despite a formal request from AbleChild, a parent’s rights organization, citing numerous state and federal laws supporting the release of Adam Lanza’s toxicology results and medical records, Connecticut Medical Examiner, H. Wayne Carver, M.D., has arbitrarily denied the request.

The M.E.’s decision to withhold the information is at odds with Connecticut law, the State’s Constitution, federal law and the United States Constitution. In response, AbleChild has filed an appeal with the State’s Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) for the release of the records and, if necessary, is prepared to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sheila Matthews, a founder of AbleChild, understands the immediate implications of the Lanza toxicology results saying, “The M.E. admitted toxicology testing could provide vital insight into Adam Lanza’s mental state, but in denying our request, it appears that he is the only one worthy of knowing that insight. We disagree and absolutely believe the public has a right to know the results… lives may depend on it.”

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Pharma Funding & Shrinks for Sale—The Creation of Preschool Age Bipolar Epidemic

Psychiatrist Joseph Biederman is credited with the explosion of young children diagnosed with “bipolar” disorder and prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs. He was paid $1.6 million from the pharmaceutical companies for his “research.”

In this article investigative journalist Kelly Patricia O’Meara makes the connection between the recent data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, and the skyrocketing numbers of children diagnosed with “bipolar disorder.” O’Meara writes:

“It is difficult to absorb the recent data released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, on the skyrocketing numbers of children diagnosed  with ‘bipolar disorder’ and not come to the conclusion that this startling information represents the never-ending harm initiated by the idiotic psychiatric theories of Harvard child psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Biederman.

“In order to fully grasp just how outrageous the data are, one first must remember that the now disgraced and marginalized Biederman is credited with being the ring leader for diagnosing the alleged bipolar disorder in very young children.

“To add insult to injury, not only was Biederman the chief advocate of the now controversial diagnosis, but he is also credited with prescribing the most powerful antipsychotic drugs as treatment.

“It was only due to a Congressional inquiry by Senator Charles E. Grassley that the apparent motive behind Biederman’s childhood bipolar diagnosis was uncovered… money.”

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NY Post: A Disease Called ‘Childhood’

When even psychiatrists start using our campaigns, i.e. “Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder,” particularly one who is the former head of the DSM task force, we know we are making progress.

In a New York Post article titled “A Disease Called ‘Childhood’,” Dr. Allen Frances, a former head of the DSM task force, states, “Medication use in children has skyrocketed— great news for the shareholders, but potentially quite dangerous for the children.”

Click here to watch CCHR’s YouTube video, “Childhood is Not a Mental Disorder.”