Articles on Abuses

Maryanne Godboldo – a new heroine for our times

How far can government agencies push us.  Maryanne Godboldo is pushing back to defend her child and her basic rights laid out by the Constitution of the United States of America no less her basic human rights.

Child Protective Services took Maryanne’s daughter without a legal warrant – by force.

Read the articles by Mike Adams of

Don’t let this one disappear – tell people about it.

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Child Abuse Facts

“Malicious” use of drugs an under-recognized form of child abuse

By Laura Stone, Postmedia News

“The “malicious” use of pharmaceuticals on children is an under-recognized form of child abuse, according to a study released on July 22.

New research that analyzes information from the U.S. National Poison Centre Data System from the past decade shows a small but steady number of children, median age two, who were found to have been exposed to at least one sedating agent, including street drugs, antipsychotics, cough medicines, and ethanol.

“It’s an aspect of child abuse that is not often considered,” said Dr. Shan Yin, a pediatrician at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and author of the study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

“I think this is going on, probably throughout the country, and we’re not paying attention to it.”

The study looked at cases from 2000 to 2008, involving pharmaceutical exposure to children under seven years old, for which the reason was coded as “malicious” by poison centre standards.”

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Ritalin Abuse, Side Effects and young children

“In the same year, the Washington Post published the fact that Ritalin which is prescribed to very young children had never been tested on that age group (under 6’s) and yet, between 150,000 – 200,000 children between the ages of 2 and 4 were prescribed Ritalin.”

~ Hilary Butler letter to British Medical Journal 2004

Fact:  Ritalin is a Schedule II Substance, which means Ritalin has a “high potential for abuse” that “may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence,” and the federal government sets limits on the amount of these amphetamine drugs that may be manufactured each year.

There isn’t enough blog post room here to list ALL of the side effects of Ritalin.  Visit to see the full list.

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Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy – they don’t do that anymore, do they?

You remember that movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?  Do they still do ECT therapy?  Ask around.  People will say to you, “No, they give people medication now.”  Nope.

Stop Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy

In Canada, 130 hospitals give ECT.

Statistics for ECTs given yearly are:

· Ontario, Canada – 14,000 (approximate) ECTs given yearly

· USA – 100,000 Americans get ECTs yearly

· Worldwide – estimated to be 1 to 2 million ECTs given yearly.

The side effects of ECT include brain damage, permanent memory loss and even death.  Consider that the elderly are now increasingly the recipients of electroconvulsive shock therapy.

In British Columbia, people 65 years of age and over comprised 44 per cent of the 835 patients receiving ECT in 2001.  The article in the web link shows similar percentages for the other provinces in Canada.

Debates over ECT for the elderly.

Opponents of ECT, like Dr. John Breeding, a Texas psychologist, say the actual death rate among elderly electroshock recipients is closer to one in 200 patients, or 0.5 per cent.

Even the World Health Organization opposes electroconvulsive therapy:

“Although significant controversy surrounds electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and some people believe it should be abolished, it has been and continues to be used in many countries for certain mental disorders. If ECT is used, it should only be administered after obtaining informed consent.

“And it should only be administered in modified form, i.e. with the use of anaesthesia and muscle relaxants. The practice of using unmodified ECT should be stopped.

“There are no indications for the use of ECT on minors, and hence this should be prohibited through legislation.”

Benedetto Saraceno, MD

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