Our New Reform Focus
SPAC! -- Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children
Envision a future where children and their parents, and their teachers, and their doctors, all believe there is a newer and safer method than drugs–hooking up electrodes to the foreheads of kids to “stimulate” their frontal lobes every night. Imagine millions of children enduring this stigma, this humiliation, this lie about being helped, this encouragement to see themselves as broken devices, and the specter of unknowable long-term brain injury.
This abuse has already begun with the FDA's approval of the Monarch, which hooks up a TNS unit to the forehead of children labelled ADHD in order to "stimulate" (cause dysfunction in) the frontal lobes of children. And that’s only the beginning. The same or similar units are being tested on anxiety, depression, PTSD, and epilepsy.
Giving neurotoxic drugs to children is bad enough. We don’t want to imagine how bad a few weeks or months on the Monarch electrical machine will turn out to be for children. The FDA approved it after only four weeks on about 30 children. The marketing is just starting and could end up with millions of children hooked up to these lobotomy-like machines. We want to stop it. Now.
We are in the early stages of developing SPAC--Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children!
The new SPAC director is psychotherapist Dr. Michael Cornwall. His email will soon be available.