Australia: Kids on Psychiatric Drugs Skyrockets—Legislation Also Allows Psychiatrists to Electroshock Them


Legislation in Victoria allows psychiatrists to use electroshock on children under the age of 13. A new study out of Australia shows alarming increases in the drugging of children and adolescents from 2009 to 2012:

  • The number of children in Australia aged between 10 and 14 given antidepressants jumped by 35.5 percent—from 2009-2012—134 drug regulatory agency warnings cite antidepressant drugs causing side effects, including suicidal ideation, aggression, hostility, mania, psychosis, heart problems, and even death and homicidal ideation).
  • Antipsychotic drugs rose by almost 50 percent in the same age group during those 4 years—72 warnings on antipsychotic drugs cite effects, such as mania, psychosis, seizures, strokes, diabetes and sudden death.
  • Prescriptions for ADHD drugs rose by 26.1 percent—  44 warnings have been issued on  ADHD drugs/stimulants causing side effects such as hallucinations, violence, hostility, heart problems, suicidal ideation and behavior, addiction, and death.
  • Legislation in Victoria, Australia  also allows psychiatrists to use electroshock on children under the age of 13.
  • In Western Australia, they can start electroshocking children at age 14.

The ABC – June 19, 2014 By Sophie Scott Large increase in Australian children and young people being prescribed strong drugs such as anti-depressants and anti-psychotics.  Health experts are concerned about a large increase in Australian children and young people being prescribed strong drugs such as antidepressants and antipsychotic medications.

University of Sydney researchers looked at prescribing patterns for children and adolescents from 2009 to 2012.

Foto Copyright: Levien Willemse  Rotterdam 06 53 301015   010-4779415The number of children aged between 10 and 14 given antidepressants jumped by more than a third, while antipsychotic medications rose by almost 50 per cent.

Prescriptions to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose by 26.1 per cent.

Health experts are concerned about the large increase in prescriptions, as few of the drugs have been trialled on children and can have serious side effects.

Emily Karanges from the University’s School of Psychology says antidepressants and antipsychotic medications can have serious side effects.

“These are very strong drugs and children and adolescents tend to be more susceptible to side effects from these drugs runs,” Dr Karanges said.

“All people on antipsychotics are prone to weight gain, obesity, diabetes and those effects seem to be more pronounced in children.”

The study found prescription for males was more common during childhood for all investigated drug classes, while two-thirds of adult antidepressant prescribing was to female patients. The findings are published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Ritalin use jumped 35pc over four years: study

The number of children being diagnosed with mental health disorders has been rising across Australia, and figures may not reflect the actual number of children with conditions.

Antipsychotic drug use jumped more than 20 per cent across the study period and was increasingly being prescribed for problems such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, disruptive behaviour, dementia, depression and insomnia, something which the authors say is a major concern.

Use of the main ADHD medication Ritalin jumped 35 per cent in Australia over four years.

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1 Comment on Australia: Kids on Psychiatric Drugs Skyrockets—Legislation Also Allows Psychiatrists to Electroshock Them

  1. This is fantastic news!

    Finally what is being done to Australian children who become chemically injured adults is coming out for all the world to see.

    But, like Covid, Big Pharma is right in on it.

    A former Prime Minister, (name withheld), paid US$2Billion to Hillary Clinton to dominate the Australian Pharma industry. He was, before becoming Prime Minister, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Australia. It’s very interesting how (name withheld) moved directly from his CEO role of Goldman Sachs to the Prime Minister of Australia role. The US$2Billion he paid Clinton came from the Australian Government Treasury.
    Clinton, on a whistle stop tour had, just a few days before, collected a couple of US$Million from the NZ Prime Minister.
    (name withheld) and his wife own a pharmaceutical corporation that made gardisil, that is the papilloma smear, that killed some young girls in Sydney. It was big news for a while but suddenly disappeared and was never reported about ever again!
    I recall very vividly that when (name withheld) met Trump that after the meeting his face showed a very unhappy camper. What did Trump tell him?

    You must also know that THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (federal government) is a corporation registered at the SEC in Washington DC.
    The Australian Federal government is your typical “banana republic government” that has bypassed our constitution and is actually operating in Treason since 1986. Take, for example, the government of Queensland, it has only one house of government so there are no checks and balances in place to assure proposed legislation is legitimate and good for the people. Throughout the scamdemic governments have given themselves huge pay increases while telling the population that sacrifices have to be made to get back to normal. The Qld Chief Health Officer’s husband is a stakeholder in our local Big Pharma. She will soon take up the position of Qld Governor, appointed by her government, but that again is Treason as Australian Governors can only be appointed by the Queen of England, our Constitutional Monarch.

    Of course you know that cchrint, Citizens Commission On Human Rights International in the link: is a (secular) organisation of Scientology. As a former Scientology member I can tell you that vast sums of money are raised through their International Association of Scientology – IAS events world wide. Representatives of their secular organisations that organize IAS Fund Raising events get 10% of the total donated. I recall attending an international event in Florida where more than US$20Million was raised for CCHR. CCHR does do very good work but still they are a Scientology controlled secular organisation.

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