The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?
The Marketing of Madness is the definitive documentary on the psychiatric drugging industry. Here is the real story of the high income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit centre.
But appearances are deceiving. How valid are psychiatrists’ diagnoses – and how safe are their drugs? Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal dangerous and often deadly sales campaigns.
In this film you'll discover that... Many of the drugs side effects may actually make your ‘mental illness’ worse. Psychiatric drugs can induce aggression or depression. Some psychotropic drugs prescribed to children are more addictive than cocaine. Psychiatric diagnoses appears to be based on dubious science. Of the 297 mental disorders contained with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, none can be objectively measured by pathological tests.
Mental illness symptoms within this manual are arbitrarily assigned by a subjective voting system in a psychiatric panel. It is estimated that 100 million people globally use psychotropic drugs.
The Marketing of Madness exposes the real insanity in our psychiatric ‘health care’ system: profit-driven drug marketing at the expense of human rights.
This film plunges into an industry corrupted by corporate greed and delivers a shocking warning from courageous experts who value public health over dollar.
Spoiler alert. This is not a documentary but thinly disguised anti-psychiatry propaganda.
If anybody that doubts this film obviously they have not been affected by this abusive death culture which destroys in the aim of helping so-called illness. The do no evil or do no damage principle is clearly not followed by these industries nor by any medico that prescribes these medicines in particular for young people or children.
While many of the points made are on target, many are extreme and misleading, which ultimately discredits the very position the film seems to want to make. I say "seems to" because this was produced by an organization, the CCHR, which was created and is controlled by Scientology, and their anti-psychiatry efforts have had the effect of actually discrediting the more legitimate critics of psychiatry. Those of us working from a harm reduction, pro-choice, and client-centered perspective find we are discredited by association with perspectives such as those found in this film. So I encourage you to connect with the legitimate movement critiquing psychiatry, and not to buy into Scientology. A more heart centered and rational critique, committed to truth, is much more powerful than a cult agenda driven propaganda approach. The sooner Scientology gets out of the way the sooner legitimate voices critiquing psychiatry can be heard.
Ide like to talk to the producer..the goverment is actually funding isis through 5150..the gov.pays 1000$ a day for people to sit in a little room...they kept a girl in a mentalhealth to keep her in line for her isis loving ex..they kept hertherec42 daysand received 42.000$ a downpayment on a house..our redding ca mentalhealth have used the equiptment isis built in the united states to murder over 50 thousand peoples brains..the same eqiptment is in isis tunnels..so mentalhealth work for isis..the gov pays mentalhealth ..= our gov paying for isis to kill us in our own country after theyve properly harvested the poor organs to fix the working class
If I could give this film a zero out of 10, I would. I'm betting the two good reviews it got here were from Scientologists, considering that they produced this crap. I don't think psychiatry is without its faults, and I think the rest of the medical profession needs to demand more accountability from psychiatry and that hard data from repeatable research will, over time, determine which psychiatric treatments work and which don't. But I want data on that, and NOT from scientologists or their supporters! They're nutcases, and their assertions are neither plausible nor backed up by peer reviewed research. This is a jeremiad riddled with assertions, nothing more, and richly deserves contempt. But it certainly doesn't deserve your time or any of your money.
I stopped watching this right at the criticism of DSM. To be diagnosed by DSM for depression : You have had an episode of depression lasting at least two weeks with at least five of the following symptoms: (1) You are depressed, sad, blue, tearful. (2) You have lost interest or pleasure in things you previously liked to do. (3) Your appetite is much less or much greater than usual and you have lost or gained weight. (4) You have a lot of trouble sleeping or sleep too much. (5) You are so agitated, restless, or slowed down that others have begun to notice. (6) You are tired and have no energy. (7) You feel worthless or excessively guilty about things you have done or not done. (8) You have trouble concentrating, thinking clearly, or making decisions. (9) You feel you would be better off dead or have thoughts about killing yourself. AND These symptoms are severe enough to upset your daily routine, or to seriously impair your work, or to interfere with your relationships. AND The depression does not have a specific cause like alcohol, drugs, medication side effect, or physical illness. AND Your depression is not just a normal reaction to the death of a loved one.
The documentary was saying everyone fits into these categories. Sorry but thats a lie. People should use their digression - If you fit this i would suggest first seeing a psychologist or talking to a friend to get some clarity on the reason why you may be feeling this way, however if you feel in desperate need for an escape go to the psychiatrist who will give you some drugs that will hopefully only be needed for a short period of time until your body naturally can cope on its own.
Psychiatrists are trained in medicine first so thats what they know - they will try and fix problems using medicine which isn't always the best way however sometimes is appropriate. The reason they prescribe so much is because thats what their job is - if you want someone to talk about your problems with go to a friend or family member however if it something out of their hands and you don't know how to handle it try a psychologist.
DSM is very good - if someone is prescribing you medication and not using DSM I would think critically about their motives and look into side effects and misuse of the drug.
This documentary is just so 1 sided its ridiculous - its actually an incredibly unscientific way of looking at what we know.
My state representatives received this DVD in the mail. I viewed it with one of them. This "documentary," made by one of the Church of Scientology's front organizations, is a boring, repetitious, and bizarre mix of highly selective information, rapid-fire mini-sound bites from people in the street repeating short phrases or single words (e.g. "bipolar" "Zoloft"), "experts" opinions, and ominously-colored and flashing graphs and numbers (e.g. millions of dollars) with portentous-sounding voice-overs. The message is that psychiatry is a mercenary hoax threatening everyone and that psychiatric medications have no good effects and kill lots of people. Since the film provides no research supporting claims made in the film and the "experts'" credentials — and even, in many cases, their actual positions regarding psychiatry — seemed dubious, I looked for facts online. I was saved considerable time because someone else had already checked all the presenters that could be found and had written them asking if they were aware of the nature of the film they appeared in, providing them with the minutes where their comments appeared so that they could check to see what was included in the film. Some seem to have responded. I found an extensive article by University of Texas bioethicist Dr. Howard Brody who appears often in the film. In his article he expresses his positive opinion of psychiatry and psychotropic medication and presents a clear and careful analysis of the entire film. I can't include the URL but it isn't hard to find. I also found a statement by a state representative from another state about how he narrowly escaped publicly endorsing Scientology's anti-psychiatry position, explaining, "They misled me." (not by this film, however). There may be a good documentary somewhere about the very real problems with the pharmaceutical industry: the profiteering, the way they advertise, conflicts of interest by professionals, etc., — but this isn't it. This video merely promotes Dr. Thomas Szasz's incorrect ideas from his half-century old book in complete ignorance of facts and sound subsequent research.
I need a pill because I'm addicted to topdocumentaryfilms. Very informative & I believe every single word of it, every other t.v programming commercial is are you sad? Here take this are you shaking your leg you have shaking leg syndrome. The side effects include insomnia overeating, tiredness, lazy, lack of achieving your goals today. Hateful toward family and family pets. Thoughts of suicide, drinking too much coffee. But remember we're here to help. Oh by the way does your child want to play outside? Here's a pill for him/her.
This was a very good documentary I give it a 10/10. I like the way they answer questions that usually come up while seeing the doc, also there is a lot of interviews meaning this took time to put together.
Oh, I GET IT! Ignorance=Truth. I forgot. Thank-you, Orwell.
This documentary applies to the pharmaceutical industry in general -- not just the mental disorder aspect, but overall -- virtually all their poisons are overprescribed, toxic and peddled by a corrupt entity
I am 16 years old and suffer from Depression, OCD, GAD, Panic Disorder, and Trichotillomania. I was hospitalized 5 times for depression and anxiety between 14 and 15 years old. I felt like a guinea pig- when one drug didn't work, they fed me another one. I had no say in the medications, and I was forced to take them, even if I did not want them. I was prescribed Prozac at age 13, which lead to my first hospitalization. During my stays there, psychiatrists whom I had never met prescribed Lexapro, Trazadone, Abilify, Prazocin, Lamotrigine, Zoloft, and Risperdol. The last one, Risperdal, was supposed to be a mood stabilizer. However, it made me very impulsive and irrational, and led to me gaining more than 30 lbs in less than a year. I am off of that awful drug now, and am still struggling to lose all the weight it made me gain. I am now on the highest dose of Zoloft I can take and Lamotrigine. I cannot wait until I am able to make my own choices and be off these drugs. I feel like nothing but harm has come to me from taking all these medications that supposedly help.
My only issue is that they never mention counseling or support groups as alternative to drug therapy.
i get this movies point but those drugs work without it i would have killed myself last year that i'm still on today and now i'm so happy my anxiety is disappearing i can actually were what i wanna were and say what i wanna say and do sports without freaking out and if its all about the money then how come it only cost me 4 bucks for prozac, ya i live in canada so they subsidise some meds but if it was just
about money than Psychiatric drugs wouldn't be part of that subsidy, they work and help. The people who die from it have no hope in it and already messed and convinced there's no hope when in reality its just there brain getting use to it, example: the first week i was sick the next 2 weeks i was extremely suicidal but i fought against those thoughts knowing that its just a side effect it will go away and it did sure i didn't feel different but after 4 months i got dexedrine for add to take with prozac i still take both today and i instantly noticed a difference its awesome to go to school and see all the teachers who lost hope in me faces of shock
Mental health doctors need to be pioneers like some are doing to push medical marijuana as a legal option; it matters more to have a quality of life than to submitt to what big business and textbooks call treatment. "The American Way" is poison to our minds.
The fight against bad psychiatry would have a lot more credibility if Scientology wasn't involved in it.
I was asked to appear in this documentary. After I told them I wanted it to be stated that I was not involved with the Church of Scientology, I did not hear from the producer again. I'm a sociological researcher and writer in the area of mental health. Though these drugs are vastly overprescribed, some people need them to live. The truth is that Big Pharma is evil - no surprises there - and unless science becomes a non-profit industry instead of a corporate empire, what do you expect? In our current world we have to start thinking for ourselves. Turn off the TV. And don't think all of these documentaries are all that much better, and by better I mean "not propaganda". Read the labels, for one. If you're too depressed to do so, you probably need an antidepressant, and Effexor, Wellbutrin, and Cymbalta, unlike SSRIs, most definitely work for many people. If you aren't, read the labels and decide for yourself what you're willing to go through in the future for the sake of your mental health, which is by no means a matter to be taken lightly. 20% of people with bipolar disorder die of suicide. There's no "conspiracy" about that.
Do Americans over-medicate? Hell yes! But that's completely different from saying that mental illnesses are made up things with no physical symptoms. Pshyco-motor retardation, disturbance of the normal sleep patterns and sever weight loss are all physical symptoms of chronic depression.
I wish I would have known this sooner. I bought into this idea of mental illness
just a superficial marketing campaign. If I would have known any better I wouldn't have waited two suicide attempts, uncountable incidences of self-harm and five years of being in complete, excruciating emotional pain before I decided that seeking professional help is in order.
I watched this program on local television in South Africa 2 nights ago. I just had to share it with my friends, so I have now shared it to my FB profile. THIS is insane - the cruelty of this practice and - all those who are involved in it. God bless all who are sensitive - and also those who are sensitive and are being flushed down the drain because they are.
This documentary was produced by a Scientology front group called citizens commission on human rights.
I am bipolar and I refuse to take my meds unless I am getting unwell. Why would I want to take something that just numbs me out and can result in facial twitches?. I want to be able to feel. Not live as though I am wrapped in a wet sheet and can't relate to people. If I get unwell i'll take them..BUT I refuse to live a life full of pills just so that I can be "normal".
What happens when you put label is that you start believe those labels. It doesnt mean that mentaly or physical "illness" sint real. I just prefer to see anything as an imbalance and each one of us have to find balance in our lives. As a child learns to walk by falling down, get up again and move on until learns to balance. Thats our human nature, physically, mentally, psychollogically. Using drugs as a first remedy takes away the natural potential of the human body or soul or whatever anyone wants to call it to heal. if a child that learns to walk start giving medicines for dysfunctional movement orientation and psychologically inability to cope with situations, doesnt that sound insane? As adults, as we grow up the fall , is much harder sometimes and just takes more time to find our balance back, shoud we then be so hard on ourselves or let other judge us that hard? Its fault of our humanity to just support each other, to take time when someone falls down to let that person stand up again. Unfortunately we better give pills so to get rid of the situation or problem as quickly as possibly. It takes time as a baby learns to walk...think about it.
Um, this documentary was created and funded by a Scientology group known as Citizens Commission of Human Rights. You cannot trust a cult that consistently lies and manipulates people, then makes garbage documentaries. There is no doubt that pharmacy companies are a problem, but this doc completely exaggerated the truth. And if you wanna follow there cult like message, you really do need psychiatric help. Mental illness is a serious problem, and people truly do suffer from it. Crap like this only makes the problem worse, it doesn't solve anything. Shame on you Scientology.
I didn't watch it, as soon as I saw the comparison between a broken bone and depression. This is exactly why all of my life I've met judgemental, aggressive people who dismissed my 10 year struggle as "imagination", and that I could've cured with "will power". Seriously, I cannot believe the stigma is still propagated.
I've been diagnosed with BPD (and other effects from this, like anxiety, depression, etc), and honestly, pills made me better. My psychiatrist is a wonderful person, and not once have I felt that she's trying to "buy" me.
It's frustrating that people dismiss the diseases of the brain, the most important organ in the organism, with the logic "what you can't visibly see isn't there". It's the brain, we don't know it at all yet, but what we know isn't "made up by companies". Stupid conspiracies.
money is the root of all evil -the conclusion of this documentary!
IBOGAINE is the answer....plant from nature = god
it reverses addiction and cures all types of disorders, nobody knows about it...
I've been diagnosed with bipolar, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and clinical depression.
Bipolar: Lithium, Lamotrigine.
Anxiety: Venlafaxine (SSNRIs), changed from Diazepam > Clonazepam > Alprazolam, Nitrazepam to Flunitrazepam, as well as Triazolam.
Benzodiazepines does no good in the end, but when you're having panic attacks, and it feels like you're going to die, it helps A LOT.
ADHD: Ritalin was the worst piece of junk ever, suicidal thoughts and so on. Went over to pure Dexedrine, then later to Desoxyn.
The ADHD medication there actually changed my life, so guess it's not a bad thing, eh?
I have to say, just like Hunter S. Thompson said:
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
I'M Neutral about this, But ill give you guys something to think about.
(Fact) There's people who are really sick.
(Fact) If there's money to be made people will find a way.
Someone down below said it was lazy psychiatrists and i totally agree with this. I dont believe there are many new 'disorders', i think society today is less tolerant of any abnormality. If your not feeling ok-take a pill- you will be fine. People have so much time on their hands now and the vast majority have no real purpose or focus in their life, they get up, go to work, come home, eat rubbish food cus they are too tired to cook properly, watch tv for some brainwashed escapism then go to bed and do it all again tomorrow, unless they have kids also then they have to deal with media induced guilt that they are not doing the right thing for their children if they havent go the lastest gadget etc. They told us to work more would be better for us cus we could buy more things, it hasnt done that, its made adults tired and stressed and its left children to the tv and internet childminder. We are literally brainwashed into thinking only one way of life is the right way, if there is any deviation from this you have 'issues' and need to be medicated so you are acceptable to society. There are occasions when medication is definatly necessary we all agree that, the rest is media and sociatal insecurities and intolerance. Get a focus in life, understand staying home with your children is FAR better for mother and for children, turn your TV off and discover eachother. Communicate in the family unit and talk about problems without fear and not in the cliches that everyone seems to talk in now because they are afraid to articulate in their own words. When you let up the pressure on yourself to conform to what you think people want you to be stress reduces, when stress reduces you can go onto what a few people below have promoted - healthy eating, exercise, communication, throw in education and discovery of the world beyond what school taught you. The first question to ask yourself is 'exactly why are you doing the things you are doing', the answer 'because i always have' isnt good enough'
Rant over :-D
he Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is an advocacy group established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. Reference Citizens Commission on Human Rights. Retrieved on September 26, 2009. "Citizens Commission on Human Rights International 6616 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028"
This is a biased organization Keep on believing in the false conspiracies.
marijuana maybe better than all this
LOL, brandon and the bipolar bear was a book designed for children living with a parent suffering from bipolar, in order to help the child understand with mummy or daddy was acting the way there were
omg this S**** was hilarious
The video the government and the Big Pharma Companies don't want you to see because it will wake you up to the truth that the government and the Big Pharma Companies are poisoning the populace with their toxic and death causing meds and vaccines. Spread this video to others and wake everyone up to the truth.
Medication should only be used in extreme cases where patients are at great risk. The sad fact is though that a lot of people are misdiagnosed and end up on medications for no reason. Feeling sad doesn't mean you are depressed. Ups and downs are apart of life. Take me for instance, I had a very traumatic couple of years and was struggling. I gave up on life for a while, I stopped exercising, ate badly, stayed inside in front of the tv and just tried to shut everything out. Eventually I was put on anti depressants and all it did was make me sick and numb. I wasn't myself, I didn't feel happy, sad, anything. Eventually I decided to take matters into my own hands. I changed my diet, I exercised, I got out into the world and I found things to make me happy. That works better than any drug AND THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS.
I am aware this doesn't work for everyone, but as a nutritional medicine student I see the power proper food, exercise and positive thinking has on your health. Health is a lifestyle choice. Medication should only be needed in emergency situations.
Show me the Proof Psychologists!
Oh yeah, a Great deal of Psychology is based on Pure Observation and little Testing. (The Brain is the most complicated thing in the Universe)
The brain is so complex, what makes people think there smarted than the rest of Humanity? :)
However there ARE People who have mental problems.
I can not continue to watch this. As a mental health Nurse I can not believe this biased opinion. It is these kind of ideas that prevent people seeking treatment. If you have worked with a person experiencing severe psychosis and distress, then you will understand that its not as simple as "Oh they're just shy" or "everyone feels sad, get over it". What they are experienceing IS real to them and to make someone believe that they don't need treatment, or to deny them some relief is really cruel. I do agree that some medications have undesired side effects which is why there are so many different types available and all come with wanings of side effects. They instruct people to see a doctor immediately if they experience any of these effects. There is no way that they would be advised to continue taking medication if this was the case.
Also, the notion that people suffering mental illness are forced to take these drugs is ridiculous. The only people that end up being admitted to hospital for treatment are assessed by professionals to be at a high risk of harm to themselves or others.
Part of the process of recovery from mental illness is to assist people to keep well, education about self management, assisting them to live a normal and fulfilling life as possible. Medications are probably only ten percent of the treatment and recovery process.
I found working with young children helped with my depression. I got off the meds once I started getting calls from elementary schools. I especially love substituting for Art and Music teachers, because the students ready participate in the discuss on the history context of these subjects. I think it's the sense of fulfilling a purpose in life that is the true cure to depression... not these meds that psychiatrist force upon their patients.
My personal experience has shown that depression is very real and disruptive, so what can be done, other than going to the doctor for some relief?
Other than that one appointment..I don't trust doctors, of any sort. But thats just me, I'm sure there are some truly caring doctors out there, but I'm not sticking my neck out
I'm sure the pharmaceutical industry is as greedy and manipulative and dishonest and evil as every other industry... Run by rich capitalists and preying on the poor. Still...
I've had bipolar as long as I can remember, even though I was not diagnosed until adulthood. People who believe disorders like this do not exist need to shut the hell up because they have no idea what they're talking about. No one can tell me I have not lived through the internal horrors that I experience. I was skeptical about medicine for years and wouldn't see doctors. I'd still love to live my life without these drugs. However, they put me in the position to function somewhat, and that will have to do for now.
Come up with something better, and I'll listen.
This was a very interesting doc and it causes me to question some things about what I have been lead to believe about my own mental health issues and treatment. It would however, be interesting to hear what Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have to say. I find it hard to imagine that the entire field of mental illness and treatment was solely developed based on profit. Yes money and profit is a big driving force, but that can be true of many areas of medical breakthroughs in all areas of medicine.
I believe that there is so much about the human brain that science still does not understand and there are individuals out there that do have legitimate mental health issues that do require the care of a mental health professional.
Since the diagnosis of mental health diagnosis is such a grey area of medicine as the way individuals deal with situations varies from one person to the next, it does make it difficult to determine who is truly ill and who is not. Therefore, society has put so much pressure on health professionals that it has sled down this slippery slope we are faced with today, that the companies do exploit. As health consumers, I feel that what we all need to take away from this is that we need to be more informed about the diagnosis we are given in order to choose safer treatment for ourselves. People also need to realize that psychotropic drugs alone as a treatment for mental health issues are not going to fix the issues. It should be in conjunction with psychotherapy in order to achieve better results.
we need to take a more active role in our medicating.there should b choices and then a disscourse.now they just dicide what u need in less than a minute ,and thats what u get
Are there any psyciatrists or knowledgable folk, who could argue for the other side,Id b interested to get both sides,To start off with are they aware that mental illnesses and there drugs, quite oviously come around in trends
thier is a sucker born every time a human is born and hopfully he changes after time. my wife and i have both learned by experience the worthlessness of antidepressents. some just continue to make money by working the system. some like to make money by convincing you tto buy usana prodcts to be healty and some prosack to be happy. be wise
omfg... two minutes in and i'm turning this s*** off. its obviously another BIG PHARMA CONSPIRACY VIDEO! FACT, the brain is a chemical juggling act, imbalances cause mental alterations. somethimes the problems are caused by poor diet and other times its a physical problem. either way if cognitive therapy cannot improve a problem then drugs can be used to set the ground to improvement and hopefully the lucky wont need to be reliant on drugs. they are a tool no more and no less. lazy psychiatrists are the problem not the drugs.
Two minutes into this and I realized it was Scientology propaganda. Psychiatric conditions are different in nature than bacterial infections and Scientology exploits these differences to fool people with their Lord Xenu bullshit.
I am a disabled veteran diagnosed with PTSD and Bi Polar disorder. When I was younger I was diagnosed with ADHD. In the last 6 months I have come off all my medication and replaced it with organic food, nutrients and began juicing. Here is what I have learned... First it is the practice of the US medical etablishment to keep us sick and the drug companies are running the show and it is all about money. There has been a cure for cancer since 1928 and a cure for many other serious diseases as well. The human body is amazing at healing itself but in America our bodies are toxic due to the fast food and genetically altered food we consume. I am the type of person that has to "try it myself" before I beleive. I went through a detoxification program (and not the one in the box) I began eating organically and eating what are called superfoods. I also began taking critical vitamins and nutrients. As of this writing I have lost 53 pounds, my mental state is awesome and I am a new man. Through lab tests I have witnessed toxins, heavy metals and the lack of nutrients dispaear and witnessed my body heal as I gave my body what it required. Nature provides ALL that is required to allow our bodies to heal itself. Our bodies are amazing and when the toxins are removed and the body is given the proper foods, nutrients etc. The body heals itself, is unable to get diseased. I am a new man in everyway and I challenge everyone to research and get the toxins out and replace it with what the body requires. Stop pointing fingers, making unfounded arguments and take responsibility for yourself as I did. This is a real duh ha in my book. Toxins bad, proper nutrients good. As far as who made this documentary who cares. is it true? Absolutley. How do I know? I did my own research, found out for myself and took responsibility for myself. Oh by the way I intervied my Psychiatrist, doctors, counselors and when confronted ALL of them hoped people would watch this documentary. All of them admitted (off the record) this was the way the system works, it is at a critical level and a tremendous change needs to occur.
scientology may well support what is in these films but they did not make them or finance them... jumping to conclusions makes
the accuser an a--hole of assumption.... these facts are true... yet jerkoffs always cry "CONSPIRACY" or propaganda...well let me state to you all here and now, from personal experience of being convinced i was ill ,and being drugged and sectioned by these monsters i can tell you straight that these drugs are the root CAUSE of "psychiatric" problems...and big pharma knows it ...if you havnt tried them then i recommend you do and tell me after a few weeks weather you feel like a prisoner in your own mind and would like to stop your meds... the feelimgs i went through were nothing to be proud of
inc thoughts of killing my own family ... these cretins ruined my life...and
the only thing on my mind regarding psychiatry is Vengeance. there is only one cure for these rabid dogs....eternal death.
p.s. i have an above ave i.q. yet i too fell for it because the doc convinced me of a chemical imbalance and i stupidly and blindly trusted him... now i
trust no-one who is gov approved, which is probably another disorder to these insects :(
This is Scientology propaganda. look it up.
One thing that is rarely discussed but research shows that boys learn better when their bodies are in movement. Also schools are taking away recess and research shows with recess and physical activity students are more focused and do better in school. I think it's school that needs overhauled and stop prescribing medicine and diagnosing ADD.