CCHR Int Newsletter — February 2016


adderall-risksCCHR warns parents to be alert to their teen-aged children being illicitly sold the stimulant Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) in light of Louisiana neurologist, Don Gervais recent statement that abuse can “lead to progressive and early drug induced Parkinsonism.” Many people are prescribed the drug and then sell it for profit, according to Dr. Gervais. The effects on the brain are similar to taking meth. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also categorizes Adderall in the same class as highly addictive substances, such as cocaine, morphine and opium.

According to one Los Angeles grandfather, Mr. Luis, his two school-aged grandchildren were put at risk of being prescribed Adderall when their mother was told both had “ADHD.” Googling for information about ADHD, he and his daughter found CCHR’s website and its Parents Know Your Rights page and CCHR’s Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Searchable Database. “We discovered we were not the only ones with this concern,” Mr. Luis stated.

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Antidepressants Double the Risk of Aggression and Suicide in Children, Study Confirms

antidepressants-agression-suicideYet another study confirms what CCHR has been saying for nearly two decades… antidepressants cause violent behavior. The most recent study, the largest-ever statistical analysis, conducted by Danish researchers, reviewed and analyzed 70 antidepressant clinical trials, including reading patient narratives and appendices of more than 18,000 participants, concluded that antidepressants doubled the risk of aggression and suicide in children and teens. One of the four researchers, Professor Peter Gotzsche, also says that antidepressants don’t even work for children.

Given that each new study appears to reflect documentable, concrete evidence that antidepressants not only are ineffective in “treating” depression in children, but actually cause violent behavior and self-harm, CCHR believes it is time for the FDA and other regulatory agencies around the world to reassess the prescribing of antidepressants to children.

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