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FLASHBACK: Toddlers to be screened for mental health conditions and drugged with Big Pharma's toxic chemicals

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(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced a disgraceful revision to its diagnosis guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The group now says that children as young as four (the previous minimum screening age was six) can and should be screened for mental health conditions and, if diagnosed, given the same aggressive drug therapies as older children.

The revision comes as a shock to many who recognize the ever-encroaching assault against health freedom that is the mental health screening and treatment industry. Based on the changes, preschoolers on upward can now be identified and targeted by psychiatric "experts" for taxpayer-funded mental health screenings, and parents who refuse to allow their children to be screened can potentially be charged with child abuse.

It is important to note that a primary goal of the pharmaceutical industry and its medical group allies is to diagnose as many children as possible with conditions like ADHD in order to enroll them into aggressive drug therapies. And one way in which this cohort is accomplishing its goal is by gradually chipping away at a parents fundamental right to make the ultimate decision in medical protocols and treatment for their own children.

This is why Congressman Ron Paul recently reintroduced the Parental Consent Act of 2011, which prohibits federal funding from being used to pay for universal or mandatory mental health, psychiatric, or socio-emotional screenings. The bill specifically addresses the issue of Big Pharma and medical groups jointly trying to bypass parental consent with their deceptive screenings.

But this bill, known as HR 2769, currently sits in a pile of other pending and unaddressed legislation at the offices of the congressional Early Childhood Education and Secondary Education Committee. And according to AbleChild: Parents for Label and Drug Free Education, a group advocating for parental rights, the committee knows little or nothing about it because it has yet to even look at it.

Ablechild.org is asking the public to call the committee's chairman John Kline at (202) 225-2271, and urge him to present HR 2769 before the other committee members for consideration and approval. You can also reach the office of the committee directly at (202) 225-4527 (http://www.ablechild.org/).

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