CHADD And The Chemical Imbalance

There is no objective way to measure serotonin levels in the brain, there is no blood test or brain scan. So this idea that depression is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain is not a valid scientific theory, you couldn’t possibly have collected any evidence in favor of it. But the drug companies make billions of dollars selling you people this medication.

CHADD said that ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance of a shortage of dopamine in the brain’s frontal lobe.

I asked them which study said this, when it was said, who by, where from, who was studied and who was scanned.

They blocked me from communicating with them.

My daughter Louise asked the same question. This was their reply on Twitter.

She’s now been blocked by Ned Hallowell, an Oppositional Defiant Disorder group and them.

I am proud of her.

When I am back off Holiday Chadd are going to get an expose.
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The Misappliance of Science

Look at these photos. The guys at the top were scientists.

These guys are not scientists. They are psychiatrists

Russell Barkley says he is a Scientist. You name me what scientific breakthrough he’s ever discovered. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Einstein the Theory of Relativity in 1905. Newton the theory of gravity. What has Barkley ever done or contributed in his life apart from take thousands of dollars of Big Pharma money every year, push very dangerous drugs on You Tube and in books such as Ritalin and Adderall, exaggerate their benefits, minimize their hazards, expound his theories on an extremely dubious disorder called ADHD, which according to the DSM and online tests which claim to be scientific, I’ve got, and practically everybody I know has got. Of which the criteria has been widened twice and people are getting diagnosed in 15 minutes and six questions, and push another dubious disorder called Sluggish Congitive Tempo which for me should be called Boring Teacher Syndrome.

If Barkley was a real or true scientist, he’d be making discoveries, not proposing his opinions, or theories, which in effect that is what they are. There is no blood test, no absolute brain scan to confirm ADHD, it is a wishy washy tick list of subjective views where one person can say you have got it one day and another not the day after. And that applies to ODD or Depression or Borderline Personality Disorder.

Russell Barkley is no scientist. He’s a psychiatrist.

Water is wet. Fire is hot. Newton discovered the law of gravity. Einstein discovered the theory of relativity. That is science.

ADHD, ODD, Childhood Bipolar and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Depression or Psychiatry are not Science.

Barkley’s made a good and well paid living out of promoting “ADHD” from books and speaking tours and being a Professor. And as for psychiatry being scientific, what is scientific about 27 people, most of whom have links with drug companies, deciding to vote in and vote out what is a disorder or not? Most of the DSM is laughable. Where’s the science behind that?

Psychiatry is not an exact Science. I could, if I wanted to, go in almost any Psychiatrist’s office and fake ADHD, and get diagnosed, and if I wanted to, go on a college campus and sell Adderall to students, or to truck drivers, or use myself, but I don’t want to because it is crap and dangerous crap at that.

I could also, if I wished, fake a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, by saying I am hearing voices or I have wrote all Elvis Presley’s songs or I designed the Golden Gate Bridge and Cameras are spying on me. I could also fake Depression. OCD. Or most other mental illness and disorders, and get hold of drugs to sell or use.

This is what Barkley says about stimulant drugs “There is no risk of later substance abuse from having taken stimulants in childhood, and the evidence suggests that if you continue taking medication in adolescence the risk goes down, not up, that staying on your medication as an adolescent lowers the risk for substance abuse.
These are not addictive drugs. To be addictive you would have to crush them and inhale them like cocaine or inject them intravenously, and you would have to do it repeatedly. Stimulants do not create aggressive behavior, they decrease it”.

This contradicts Barkley’s findings.

Providing drugs for mental illness is an industry worth a third of a trillion dollars a year. It’s hardly surprising that new mental diseases come thick and fast.
That’s the science behind psychiatry. Money and marketing.

Did Barkley ever read Nadine Lambert’s findings which totally contradicted his view about people using stimulants in childhood? It often happens that kids use Adderall or Cocaine and then want something else, like Cocaine or Speed or Meth and develop and addiction to that. Barkley says these drugs aren’t addictive. How does he explain rehabs having Adderall or Ritalin users in them. The story of Richard Fee. How does he explain people who have committed shootings being on them. Where’s your science Barkley that is non-pharma backed?

How does Barkley explain Kurt Cobain who was taking Ritalin aged 6 and later went onto abuse Heroin and other drugs, and blew his brains out aged 27? That’s science.

Barkley never once mentioned his brother having ADHD when he was alive. Then, years after his brother’s death, he suddenly started saying he lost his brother to undiagnosed ADHD, and if his brother had been diagnosed and medicated he’d be alive today. He describes his brothers personality. He seems to have been a likable, full of life, interesting guy, if Barkley’s description is correct though apparently he had a drink problem. Why would you want to drug somebody who seemed a free spirit? This isn’t science. It is marketing. Treat the drink problem yes but don’t put dangerous, psychoactive, foreign substances in people’s brains to change who they are. We know very little about the brain and what it does. Ron Barkley probably didn’t want drugs changing who or what he was. And making him somebody he wasn’t.

And we are told ADHD is Scientific.

“Mental illness” is an oxymoron. If odd thoughts and feelings are caused by brain problems that makes them physical illnesses. (Lyme Disease, PANDAS, and Traumatic Brain Injury.) Ask a psychiatrist what the difference is between the problems he treats and those requiring a neurologist. Watch him hem and haw. Or block without responding.

These are the first 10 questions from Ned Hallowell’s book Driven to Distraction. I am reading this garbage and struggling not to laugh. How does crap like this get published? Admittedly Hallowell and John Ratey, co-author, admit it is not a definite diagnosis, but a guide list to “ADHD”.

Are you left handed or ambidextrous?
Yes my wife is. My dad was. Two of my daughters Louise and Zoe are southpaws.

Are you moody?

Do you have a family history of drug abuse alcohol abuse depression or bipolar?

Were you an underachiever at school? Louise IQ was 116 and she was pulled up over it. Andrews was 111 and he was. Mine is 110.

Do you have trouble getting started on things?

Do you zone out or space out a lot? My daughter Louise was pulled up at school for that. So was my son Andrew

Do you fidget tap your feet fidget? Two of my kids again

Do you find it hard to relax?

Are you impatient?

Do you get bored easily? Two of my kids.

Do you have to keep rereading pages in book? Yep

Do you laugh a lot?

Do you love to travel? Yep

Were you the class clown who made kids laugh. Two of my kids were like that

Are you intuitive?

See what I mean? That’s 99% of the population.

Where’s the science when we are told Einstein had ADHD, Autism, or Schizophrenia, or Dyslexia. How do we know? I’ve seen JFK, Churchill, Lincoln, John Lennon, Mozart, described as having ADHD. Where’s the science?

Where’s the science of Hallowell diagnosing a random stranger on TV on the Revolution Show who he knew nothing about or telling us 15% of the population have ADHD when the DSM says 5%?

This was Ned Hallowell in 2012. “The science is clear: used properly stimulant medication is safe, in many ways safer than than aspirin, and provides the most effective short term aid we have to help people of all ages deal with the negative symptoms associated with A.D.H.D”. The science tells you that you don’t get addicted to aspirin. You don’t get growth suppression, high heart rate, high blood pressure, headaches, high body temperature, aggression, violence, mania, delusions, hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, suicide, nervousness, anxiety, dizziness, to aspirin. Students aren’t taking it on college campuses to pass exams or for fun or to make money. Aspirin can be dangerous if abused alright, but it is not as dangerous as Ritalin or Adderall, which are in essence Cocaine or Speed. So where’s the science Ned?

Where’s the science of people with so-called ADHD having bad reactions to Ritalin or Adderall, let alone not having the disorder?

Where’s the science in a disorder going from kids who are genuinely hyperactive, can’t sleep, can’t sit still for two minutes to people losing keys, zoning out in class, talking a lot, fidgeting, being bored? That’s a checklist again.

Psychiatry is science? Why does the DSM refuse to recognize Barkley’s colleague Joe Biederman’s Childhood Bipolar, and no other country outside the US does. The science was seen in the fate of four year old Rebecca Riley.

Chills and fever are symptoms. Malaria and typhoid are diseases. Diseases are proven to exist by objective evidence and physical tests. Yet, no mental “diseases” have ever been proven to medically exist.

And if disorders are to be exempted from this burden of proof on grounds that they are mental, then why should they be treated physically instead of mentally?

Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Glenmullen, MD, says that in psychiatry, “all of its diagnoses are merely syndromes [or disorders], clusters of symptoms presumed to be related, not diseases.” There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases. Where’s the science?

One prevailing psychiatric theory (key to psychotropic drug sales) is that mental disorders result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. As with its other theories, there is no biological or other evidence to prove this. Representative of a large group of medical and biochemistry experts, Elliot Valenstein, Ph.D., author of Blaming the Brain says: “[T]here are no tests available for assessing the chemical status of a living person’s brain.”

There is no objective way to measure serotonin levels in the brain, there is no blood test or brain scan. So this idea that depression is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain is not a valid scientific theory, you couldn’t possibly have collected any evidence in favor of it. But the drug companies make billions of dollars selling you people this medication.

The chemical imbalance theory that is applied across the board to mental health “disorders” has never been scientifically proven, and yet we have been bombarded with symptom-focused Direct-to-Consumer pharmaceutical advertising for the past twenty years that tells us “[insert mental disorder here] may be caused by a chemical balance in your brain… [insert Drug here] can help fix that imbalance.” The public has accepted it, and an under-resourced psychiatric profession has helped to propagate it.

So where’s the science?

Professor Trevor Robbins, co-author of the study and Director of the BCNI [Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute], said: “These findings question the previously accepted view that major abnormalities in dopamine function are the main cause of ADHD…

Where’s the science?

according to widely published psychiatrist Ronald Pies MD, the chemical imbalance theory never existed:

I am not aware of any concerted effort by academic psychiatrists, psychiatric textbooks, or official psychiatric organizations to promote a simplistic chemical imbalance hypothesis of mental illness.

This is clearly untrue, and does not reflect the public opinion created by the psychiatric and medical establishments over the course of several decades. Despite the denial of the likes of Dr. Pies, countless statements have been published in family-oriented magazines – not peer reviewed journals – advising parents of the chemical imbalance theory:

In the last decade, neuroscience and psychiatric research has begun to unlock the brain’s secrets. We now know that mental illnesses – such as depression or schizophrenia … [are] real diseases caused by abnormalities of brain structure and imbalances of chemicals in the brain. Unlocking the Brain’s Secrets, by Richard Harding, MD, then President of the APA, in Family Circle magazine, November 20, 2001, p 62.
“More serious depression, or depression that is quickly getting worse, should be treated with medication. Antidepressants are not “uppers” and they have no effect on normal mood. They restore brain chemistry to normal.” About Depression in Women, by Nada L. Stotland, MD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Rush Medical College Chicago, and subsequently President of the APA. Op.Cit., p 65.
“ADHD often runs in families. Parents of ADHD youth often have ADHD themselves. The disorder is related to an inadequate supply of chemical messengers of the nerve cells in specific regions of the brain related to attention, activity, inhibitions, and mental operations.” Paying Attention to ADHD, by Timothy Wilens, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Op. Cit., p 65

Where’s the science?

William Dodson says 10% of adult have ADHD. There’s never been any credible study held anywhere in the world to state that fact. Where’s the science?

With psychiatry guidelines are ambiguous or open to interpretation. A patients history and set of symptoms could lead to different diagnosis. Don’t all kids regarding ADHD fidget, not listen when spoken to or avoid boring tasks. The DSM doesn’t take family dynamics into account. Where’s the science?

There’s no science behind Russell Barkley’s theories, anything involved with psychiatry or what psychiatrists say themselves.

And that is science.

Just Say No

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam conducted a study of 50 boys and 49 young adult men diagnosed with ADHD.

All patients were medication-naïve, meaning they had never received MPH prior to the study.

Study senior author Dr Liesbeth Reneman said: ‘We are the first to study medication-naïve patients in this context.’

She added that this ‘is crucial if you want to know how ADHD medications affect the developing brain’.

Patients received either MPH or a placebo for 16 weeks. Before and one week after treatment, the participants had an MRI scan.

The MRI measured fractional anisotropy (FA), which is used to assess the quality and composition of white matter.

Boys had ‘increased white matter FA’ after four months of treatment with MPH, which indicates MPH affects white matter maturation, the authors said.

But they are not sure whether high FA has good or bad implications and whether they are reversible.

No changes were seen in the adults, according to the findings published in the journal Radiology.

Common side effects of Ritalin include:

sleep problems (insomnia),
stomach pain,
loss of appetite,
weight loss,
vision problems,
increased heart rate,
increased blood pressure,
skin rash,
psychosis, and
tingling, or
cold feeling in your hands or feet.

Does this sound like a drug that should be given to children? As young as the age of three or four?

Ned Hallowell for 20 years said it was incredibly safe and safer than Aspirin. He refused to take it himself for his “ADHD”. He says he can’t take it.

“Dr” Jeffrey Katz of Virginia Beach told Richard Fee’s grieving parents it is innocuous.

Of course Ritalin and Adderall are.

And why? Because of a fake disorder called ADHD which has evolved from 3% of the population having it, kids who are uncontrollable, can’t sleep, are genuinely hyperactive and can’t remain seated or concentrate on anything, as it was termed in 1980, to the criteria being loosened in 1987 and again in 1994, and now it has finished off with “Dr” Ned Hallowell telling random strangers they have ADHD on TV shows, with pharma backed TV celebrities alongside him and dumb TV shows in awe of his “knowledge” and “insight” and a studio audience, who were possibly big pharma workers or actors lapping up their bullshit. It’s ended up with people diagnosed in 29 questions and ending up going psychotic and hanging themselves. It’s ended up with students taking Adderall for fun, or to pass exams and ending up in rehab. It’s ended up with 30% of US boys in some states diagnosed and most given drugs like this. They are now trying to get another nonsense disorder, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in the DSM. It probably will be in time. I also think they should put Nose Picking Disorder or Face Scratching Disorder in.

Around five per cent of children in the UK and US are believed to have ADHD. Even though in the US the diagnosis rate is an average of 11%, 15, 20%, even 30% in some states. In Canada it is 9% of children. Despite the DSM saying 5% of children should have it and Keith Conners, who designed the Conners rating scale, 2-3%

Russell Barkley says once somebody is diagnosed with ADHD there is no compelling reason for them not to be taking Ritalin or Adderall and they should be on it unless there is a positive and overwhelming case for them not to be so.

I took the ADD website quiz about having ADHD and I got “ADHD likely”.
I took a Canadian website of repute quiz and I got ADHD possible.
I took a reputable UK website and I got “ADHD unlikely”.

What’s going on?

And the Canadian and UK websites themselves were fairly dumb.

ADHD – Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity can be real problems. Of course they can be. So can boring teachers, crowded classrooms, stress, abuse, anxiety, bullying, lack of recess time, SPD, learning disabilities, Autism, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, bad diet, drug abuse, lack of interest in academic subjects. These are the root causes of these symptoms. Does it makes any sense to conceptualize this loose cluster of vaguely-defined problems as an illness? How many kids aren’t inattentive or impulsive. For God’s sake what do they want? Zombie kids? It is not a chemical imbalance. No matter what CHADD tells you. No matter what Russell Big Pharma Barkley tells you. Or anybody else. It does not exist. Period.

There is no brain scan or blood test that confirms it. So one person might say you have ADHD. Another not. According to the DSM alone I’ve got ADHD, OCD, ODD, Major Depression and about 10 other disorders.

We now have ADHD, ADHD Pi, ADHD ring of fire, ADHD inattentive, ADHD, temporal lobe, overfocused ADHD, Anxious ADHD, my ADHD is better than his ADHD, underfocused ADHD, blockbuster ADHD, too much ADHD, even more ADHD than before.

If Johnny Cash was alive now he could have been on TV singing “I fell into an ADHD ring of fire, I couldn’t pay attention in class and was likely and active, and my grades went down down down, into a ring of fire, a ring of fire, I was diagnosed with ADHD on the Revolution in six questions, I was addicted to Adderall, my blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature went higher, higher, higher, ring of fire, ring of fire, I fell into a burning ADHD ring of fire, and pharma’s and psychiatrists bank balance went higher and higher, Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire. I was taken into rehab three times and the stay went higher and higher, ring of fire”.

Type 3 Bipolar will be out in two years, then even more Bipolar, and even more Bipolar than that Bipolar, and then, the biggest and the best Bipolar ever, it is like a movie sequel. More than the National Lampoons.

Then it will be ODD, ODD part II, ODD part III, Disruptive ODD, bored ODD, inattentive ODD, angry ODD, daydream ODD, aggressive ODD, violent ODD, lazy ODD, dishonest ODD, silly ODD, the new ODD, immature ODD.

If you know the medical, ACTUAL facts that the drug companies are hiding from people on purpose, you also understand why these drugs should never, ever prescribed to anyone, especially to children. Countless clinical studies have shown over and over again, how these ADHD and ADD-meds are directly comparable to harmful stimulant street drugs such as amphetamine and cocaine. These psychiatric stimulant drugs are as equally addictive, damaging and dangerous as those street drugs.

Prescription drugs are the 3rd highest cause of death in the western world. Pharmaceutical companies want as many people on these neurotoxins, as they possibly can. They come up with new, pseudo-scientific diagnoses all the time, so that they could manufacture more toxic drugs for people to consume. I suggest that you folks do your research on things, educate yourselves. Open your eyes! Do you want your children to be addicted to brain damaging stimulants?

The effects of Ritalin don’t last very long in the body? That’s what the drug advocates say. That’s absolutely wrong. It’s incredibly disheartening that people are willing to drug their children in order to not face their irresponsibility as parents. They feel that it’s much easier to just stigmatize their child with a lifelong illness and then drug them senseless – denial is comfortable. Drugging should automatically qualify as child abuse.

Adderall is still taking amphetamines. Also the brain puts out specific chemicals in specific amounts in specific locations in the brain. So blanketing your brain with medication is kind of like opening the hood of your car and pouring oil all over it. Some of it will go in the right place, but most of it will go all over and do more harm than good.

They don’t even know why or how it works, and it doesn’t cure it or even help that much once you get used to the drugs.

Also its backed by a 15 billion dollar a year industry. Legal drug dealing.

It is a very sad world when people think kids behavior can be changed by giving them a pill and encouraging them to become drug addicts.

Very sad.

People are saying now is the time to curb the use of Ritalin.

I’d ban it.

Take This Quiz

My daughter Louise told me about this quiz for ADHD. See you what you score.

She got 47

The results of my ADHD quiz

Attention Deficit Disorder Quiz

You scored a total of 42

Inattention Subscale: 19

Hyperactivity/Impulsivity Subscale: 23


If you scored…

You may have symptoms of…34 & up Adult ADHD

26 – 33 Moderate ADHD

18 – 25 ADHD Possible

12 – 18 ADHD Symptoms

0 – 11 No ADHD symptoms

So a man who has been married for 49 years, myself, with three children aged 45, 41 and 39, and six grandchildren, who was in work as an Engineer, and has only had two speeding tickets in his life, is now officially classed as having ADHD.

It’s ridiculous. It would be laughable if it wasn’t really happening. And that’s the real tragedy of it all. It is.

The real lunatics are the people thinking up quizzes like this and calling them scientific. And people like me are attacked for being unscientific!

How To Ensure Safety With Psychiatric Drug Use

How to Ensure Safety with Psychiatric (Psych) Drug Use:

D – Drug dependence can develop with psych drugs in as little as 4-6 weeks. Long-term use is ill advised and increases overall risk profile. If you feel worse or no different within a week, stop.

O – Overdose and neuro and excitotoxicity are easily achieved with psych drugs, especially when taken in combination with other drugs and/or alcohol.

Don’t drink while taking any psych drugs! Benzos, Stimulants, Anti-Depressants, SNRI’s or Anti-Psychotics.

N – NEVER cold-turkey off of any psych drug! Both suicidal and homicidal ideation can be exacerbated with abrupt discontinuation.

T – Titrate psych drugs slowly, in carefully measured doses, to discontinue use and help mitigate withdrawal symptoms.

D – Depersonalization and lack of impulse control are dangerous side effects and create additional risk to self and others. Report these symptoms to your doctor immediately!

O – Object to the drugging of children and the medicalization of maladaptive behaviors. Children are 3X as likely as adults to have adverse events on psych drugs.

I – Informed Consent to treatment can only be given with full disclosure of risk-to-benefit. Thoroughly research all drugs prior to filling the prescription.

T – Therapy, or just talking with a trusted friend, can significantly reduce depression, anxiety and feelings of hopelessness, without the risks of mind and mood altering pharmaceuticals.

Gwen Olsen 2019

Tell Laura I Love Her For Speaking The Truth

Laura Chandler

I am a master’s level outpatient therapist. I am also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and GAD. I know a few people are complaining about this documentary. The point behind this is that the pharmaceutical industry is monopoly. Psychiatrists and PCPs are prescribing antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics without doing medical examination to rule out medical causes to mental health problems such as thyroid, Lyme disease, autoimmune diseases, and others. The doctor diagnosis you based upon your symptoms. They do not do a blood test to diagnose mental illness. Psychopharmalogical meds are the 2nd most commonly prescribed class of medications. The side effects of these meds are often worse than the mental problem its self. The psychopharmalogical industry is a business. The more meds that are prescribed, the more money that the pharma industry makes. It use to be rare for a person to have a mental illness. Today, psychotropic medications are the 2nd most commonly prescribed class of medications. There is a diagnosis for just about everything. If a person is a neat freak then the person might be dx as OCD. If the person is the opposite and messy and does not pay attention to details then the person might have ADHD. If the person is shy then the person has social anxiety disorder. If the person gets home sick then the person has separation anxiety disorder. If a child does not obey his parents then the child has ODD. If a person is sad due to the loss of a job then the person is diagnosed with adjustment disorder. Also, in order to receive payment for the insurance company the psychiatrist or therapist must diagnose you with a mental illness. These medications are dangerous and can do more harm than good. Some of them caused mental health problems. Zoloft and Lexapro make me hypomanic. Celexa made me suicidal. Lamictal did nothing. Abilify caused me to gain weight. Latuda caused me to have bladder problems. Seroquel made me a Zombie. Tegretol caused me to have menstrual problems. Trileptal caused migraines and made me suicidal. Geodon made me a Zombie. The ADHD meds such as Adderall, Concerta, and Vyvanse made me psychotic. The drug reps lie to the doctors. I have had drug reps stock me, and call me as a case manager. When I was a case manager, the drug reps would ask me how many of my patients were taking Abilify Maintaina. They encouraged me to convince the doctor to prescribe my patients Abilify Maintaina. They would buy the doctors presents. They buy them free lunch. I have seen it. Pharma does not give a fuck about the patients all they care about is money. Also, the drugs don’t change your situation. If your marriage is making you depressed, the drugs don’t fix the marriage. If being unemployed is making you depressed. The drugs don’t fix that situation. Yes mental illness does exist but these drugs don’t get to the root of the problem. However, there are a few people who actually do benefit from the drugs. Once a psychiatrist told me that only 30% of the people that take psychiatric medications actually benefit from them. The other 70% do not.

This Is Brian….

This is Brian Farmer

His full name is Brian Isaac George Farmer

Brian pays Psychiatrists to lie about Psychiatric Drugs.

Brian pays researchers to publish favorable findings about Psychiatric Drugs.

Brian pays Psychiatrists and Doctors to exaggerate the benefits of Psychiatric Drugs.

Brian pays them to minimize the side effects.

Brian has had people killed or threatened who have spoken out about Psychiatry or Psychiatric Drugs.

Brian has seen it that ADHD, ODD, Childhood Bipolar, Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Grieving as a disorder are recognized disorders.

Brian doesn’t care if people are killed, die, go psychotic, delusional, have heart attacks, strokes, develop paranoia, hallacinations, brain damage, dysautonomia, liver damage, kidney damage, or commit suicide through drugs.

Brian’s only concern is money and profits.

Be ethical.

Be honest.

Don’t be Brian.