Saturday, February 02, 2008
The Doctors prescribe the Prescription drugs to the Seniors of this Province.
The elders turn around and sell the pills to the drug dealers.
But if you're caught with one joint? You're in BIG TROUBLE!!!
Am I missing something here?????
Under the orders of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission?
The kids will end up on Welfare because these idiots at the Commission told the Government that people with ADHD taking Ritalin are labeled close to mental retardation!!!
These kids are just bored to death!!!!
While there are several reasons for behavioral disruptiveness and emotional difficulties, rebellion against an oppressive environment is one common reason that is routinely not even considered by many mental health professionals. Why? It is my experience that many mental health professionals are unaware of how extremely obedient they are to authorities. Acceptance into medical school and graduate school and achieving a Ph.D. or M.D. means jumping through many meaningless hoops, all of which require much behavioral, attentional and emotional compliance to authorities -- even disrespected ones. When compliant M.D.s and Ph.D.s begin seeing noncompliant patients, many of these doctors become anxious, sometimes even ashamed of their own excessive compliance, and this anxiety and shame can be fuel for diseasing normal human reactions.
Two ways of subduing defiance are to criminalize it and to pathologize it, and U.S. history is replete with examples of both. In the same era that John Adams' Sedition Act criminalized criticism of U.S. governmental policy, Dr. Benjamin Rush, the father of American psychiatry (his image adorns the APA seal), pathologized anti-authoritarianism. Rush diagnosed those rebelling against a centralized federal authority as having an "excess of the passion for liberty" that "constituted a form of insanity." He labeled this illness "anarchia."
Throughout American history, both direct and indirect resistance to authority has been diseased. In an 1851 article in the New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, Louisiana physician Samuel Cartwright reported his discovery of "drapetomania," the disease that caused slaves to flee captivity. Cartwright also reported his discovery of "dysaesthesia aethiopis," the disease that caused slaves to pay insufficient attention to the master's needs. Early versions of ODD and ADHD?
In Rush's lifetime, few Americans took anarchia seriously, nor was drapetomania or dysaesthesia aethiopis taken seriously in Cartwright's lifetime. But these were eras before the diseasing of defiance had a powerful financial ally in Big Pharma.
In every generation there will be authoritarians. There will also be the "bohemian bourgeois" who may enjoy anti-authoritarian books, music, and movies but don't act on them. And there will be genuine anti-authoritarians, who are so pained by exploitive hierarchies that they take action. Only occasionally in American history do these genuine anti-authoritarians actually take effective direct action that inspires others to successfully revolt, but every once in a while a Tom Paine comes along. So authoritarians take no chances, and the state-corporate partnership criminalizes anti-authoritarianism, pathologizes it, markets drugs to "cure" it and financially intimidates those who might buck the system.
It would certainly be a dream of Big Pharma and those who favor an authoritarian society if every would-be Tom Paine -- or Crazy Horse, Tecumseh, Emma Goldman or Malcolm X -- were diagnosed as a youngster with mental illness and quieted with a lifelong regimen of chill pills. The question is: Has this dream become reality?
Wow! Guess she didn't see this, huh?
The following pictures are of a moose
that went through a car's windshield
and out the rear window this month
near South River, Ontario.
The VERY lucky woman driver ended up
with just a broken wrist and needing
a good bath. When you view the pictures
you will wonder how the woman managed
JEANNOT VOLPE AND THE P.C. PARTY SHOWED THEIR TRUE COLORS BY NOT BRINGING UP THE ISSUE OF ASHLEY SMITH DURING QUESTION PERIODE!!!
Do you know why??? Because they were the Party in power once she was jailed!!!
Shame...shame...shame on the P.C. Party!!!
Both Parties wish she'll be forgotten. This is not going to happen.
How many people like Ashley Smith died in prison because they had no rights to a lawyer?
Next time I bumped into Mr.Volpe? I'll be asking some questions?
Which reminds moi?
I wonder how Bonnie O'Dea is doing?
Is she still alive?
Click below for a blog I wrote on this issue -
PROTEST SET FOR WEDNESDAY AT THE NEW BRUNSWICK LEGISLATURE!! WILL DAN BUSSIERES ORDER THE QUEBEC SECURITY STAFF TO ASSAULT THE PROTESTERS???
College students from throughout New Brunswick are going to Fredericton on Wednesday to protest outside the Legislature so that they can get their classes again.
With the custodians' strike, thousands of college students in New Brunswick can't go to school because of the trash and filth that's piled up.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, some of those college students are going to head to Legislature starting at 11 a.m. to make themselves heard!
Premier Shawn Graham and the president of CUPE Local 1251 have already been invited to meet with the students.
If you want to know more about it, just check out the students' blog, at www.SOScollege.blogspot.com
I caught the guy off guard with this photo.
James is a bureaucrat who works for the Education Department.
Very nice guy!!!
MIKE MURPHY AND KELLY LAMROCK DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG IN GIVING RITALIN TO PEOPLE DYING OF CANCER OR KIDS AT SCHOOLS!!
Drugs that promote red blood cell production and stimulants typically used to treat attention deficit disorder relieve excessive tiredness in cancer patients, according to a new systematic review of studies.
Undergoing cancer treatment can affect physical, mental and emotional well-being, and a variety of contributing factors - such as treatment regimens, psychological distress and the effects of the cancer itself - can cause cancer-related fatigue.
'Fatigue is difficult to treat as it usually has a number of contributory causes - many of which are not fully understood,' said lead investigator Dr Oliver Minton. Patients and professionals alike may consider tiredness as an unavoidable part of cancer treatment, Minton said, rather than a problem to recognise and address.
Among other therapies, drugs can improve some symptoms of fatigue in patients, said Minton, a clinical researcher at St. George's University of London.
The review analysed 27 studies of 6,746 participants that examined the effectiveness of certain drugs for relieving symptoms of cancer-related fatigue.
The investigators evaluated existing randomised controlled trials of (1) methylphenidate (Ritalin), a stimulant medication typically used to treat attention deficit disorders and concentration problems; (2) erythropoietin and darbepoietin, drugs used to treat anaemia induced by chemotherapy; (3) paroxetine (Paxil), a medicine used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; and (4) progestational steroids, a type of hormone therapy used to treat cancer.
The review appears in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.
When it came to treating fatigue, the effectiveness of the evaluated medications varied widely.
'We found that drugs which improve anaemia caused by chemotherapy [also] improve fatigue,' Minton said.
In 14 studies, taking erythropoietin or darbepoietin proved more effective than usual care or placebo in relieving patients' cancer-related fatigue. However, Minton said that the risk or occurrence of side effects, such as aggravating hypertension and blood clots that can lodge in the lungs, brain, kidney or gastrointestinal tract, might limit the use of these drugs.
Although they appear promising, patients should also keep in mind that 'the erythropoietin findings apply only to cancer patients with anaemia,' not to all cancer patients, said David Spiegel, M.D., psychiatrist and professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He had no affiliation with the review research.
Minton and his team also found two studies with preliminary evidence for an improvement in cancer-related fatigue with the use of the psychostimulant methylphenidate.
This finding for psychostimulants is an interesting one, because such drugs can be helpful, but they can also create dependency, Spiegel said. Furthermore, the reviewers say that additional studies are required to confirm this evidence and to assess potential side effects.
The existing research also showed that paroxetine and progestational steroids failed to improve symptoms of tiredness. As a result, the authors say that no evidence exists to support their use for the treatment of cancer-related fatigue.
As for the optimum fatigue treatment, it is still unclear, Minton said. There is little consensus among researchers on how to measure fatigue, which makes gauging the effects of medication difficult, the authors say.
Although it is common, cancer-related fatigue is difficult to treat effectively for all patients all of the time. 'The review looked at one area of treatment using drugs, but exercise and psychological interventions may also help,' Minton said.
The most important message for patients is to be aware of the effects of fatigue, and how they can affect everyday life, such as reading, self-care and daily activities, Minton said.
'If patients start to experience these problems having been pre-warned then it may reduce the distress associated with fatigue. It is worth discussing the expected symptoms and possible treatment options with your doctors before, during and after any treatment ends.
Patients can experience fatigue at the time of diagnosis, on treatment and in patients with more advanced disease. It can also occur after treatment - even when they are free of cancer. There may be options for treating it at all of these stages,' Minton said.
Tierney, rattling off statistics about a sport that loves its stats so dearly, pressed Selig and Fehr about the fact that the number of those exemptions is skyrocketing. "In 2006 the total number of players that were subjected to testing was 1,356, and there were 35 therapeutic use exemptions granted. Of those, 28 were for ADD or ADHD medications. In 2007, that number jumped significantly. Of the 1,354 players tested, therapeutic use exemptions granted were 111, of which 103 were for ADD or ADHD medications. Now, that would make that almost eight times the normal adult usage in our population amongst baseball players."
In response, both Selig and Fehr defended the current policy whereby players must apply to an independent program administrator for these exemptions by presenting documents from a physician. Whatever line of questioning Tierney chooses, witnesses would be smart to pay close attention when Tierney addresses them this month.