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Thread #133171   Message #3019124
Posted By: LadyJean
30-Oct-10 - 01:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Drugging of our Children
Subject: RE: BS: The Drugging of our Children
I used to clean for a psychiatrist's family. The psychiatrist was involved in a big child behavior study at the University of Pittsburgh. You could have put a sign on their front door, "This Home Furnished by Pfizer and Eli Lily".
Every piece of office equipment had some drug company's logo on it, pens, pencils, post its, briefcases, phones, clocks, note pads.

One of his kids was diabetic. He got her meds as "free samples" from some nice drug salesman.
His wife was a hypocondriacal bitch. He got HER meds from the same source.

Then there were the conferences, in places like San Francisco and Honolulu, nice, tax deductible weekend getaways.

Don't tell me all that didn't influence him. In fact you won't have to, a study has shown that those goodies do influence doctors decisions.

Another story: I used to babysit a friend's daughter. She was the easiest sit in history, step 1 get a glass of water. Step 2 get the pile of story books. Step 3 with child on lap read stories. The kid was a story junky! She could listen for hours. She interrupted, now and then, to ask questions, and, once to tell me that she was going to tell the police that the mole wanted to marry Thumbellina. But otherwise, her attention span was remarkable.
She was very bright, despite being the daughter of a single mom, who was not particularly well educated.
The little girl spent the first half of her time in kindergarten in a science magnet program, and there were no problems. Then her mother moved to Arizona, and she went to a school where most of her classmates were learning English, and many of them didn't know the alpahbet. That was where she was diagnosed as ADD.
Her mother accepted the diagnosis. (Who wants an egghead intellectual for a daughter.) It followed her on the next move to Ohio. I'm sure the kid grew up to work at WalMart or maybe as an aid in a nursing home. Though she was bright enough to go to college and make something remarkable of herself, if she had been allowed to.
But, everyone knows, blue collar children aren't smart.