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Issue:- Saturday, 19 September 2015

ADHD 'hyper handouts' costing taxpayers millions

ATTENTION Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), considered to be a fake 'condition' after being voted into existence in 1987, could be costing taxpayers over £119m a year in benefits payments alone, according to figures obtained by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) from the Department of Work and Pensions.

The official figures, which cover a 3 year period from 2011 to 2013, reveal that families on benefits, who consent to having their children diagnosed with unproven and untestable conditions such as Hyperkinetic Disorder or ADHD, are assessed for one of three levels of hyper handouts. The minimum weekly payment for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is £21.80, plus a further £21.80 mobility component; the middle rate is £55.10 and the higher rate works out at £82.30 plus £57.45 mobility. Over the course of a year, this mounts up to £2267.20, £2865.20, and £7267.00 respectively; a boost in housekeeping money that's difficult to resist for families struggling to survive on basic benefits.

In a few decades Britain's education system has moved from the '3 Rs' and '6 of the best' to kids with 'care plans' and schools with in-house drug dispensaries. There was no pecuniary profit in old methods of school discipline, but it seems there's plenty of money to be made from modern methods of drugging children into submission.

The psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) has been ridiculed and discredited by professionals and public alike, but not before it's made up conditions have created an enormous and ongoing profit stream for manufacturers of the likes of stimulants such as Ritalin and antidepressants such as Prozac.

A child with a DSM label keeps on funnelling more and more money to pharmaceutical companies, while preferential benefits place understandable financial pressure on parents and schools to label ever more victims.

For families with a child under 16, a phony psychiatric condition can bring in anything up to £140 a week over and above any existing benefits, in the form of DLA along with the mobility component.

Even at the mid level rate, the addition to the domestic benefits bill can run to nearly £3m in a major City such as London, Birmingham or Manchester with upwards of a thousand under 16s on its books in 2013.

Next in the league tables are the likes of Sheffield and the Wirral with figures roughly 50 to 60% of those of the big 3.

It could be assumed there are a total of 41,000 people under 16 with an unsafe and unscientific hyperactivity 'diagnosis' accounting for a benefits bill; again based on the middle rate; in the order of £117m; and that doesn't include what the DWP classifies as other 'behavioural disorders', which can account for nearly as much again.

With drugs for these invented conditions costing the NHS millions, it's time to take a good hard look at where our money is going, said national spokesperson for CCHR in the UK, Brian Daniels. "While it cannot be denied that some children have problems learning in school, that some can be argumentative, boisterous or even disruptive, psychiatry's fixation on labelling these difficulties as mental disorders is wholly unscientific, and is costing the taxpayers' millions. It would be far more beneficial and humane to find any undiagnosed physical conditions that are manifesting as a so-called mental illness. It is a matter of sound medical fact that undiagnosed physical illness or injury can trigger emotional difficulties. It makes economic sense to address these difficulties, rather than chemically restraining children and adolescents for a fake condition, that could lead to long-term psychiatric drug use."

CCHR UK is a non profit, non political, non religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

Charlie Higson to give exclusive 'Jekyll and Hyde' talk at October's MCM London Comic Con

TAKE note!!! Jekyll and Hyde writer, star of 'The Fast Show' and celebrated novelist, Charlie Higson ('Young Bond' and 'The Enemy') will attend MCM London Comic Con on Saturday, 24 October 2015, appearing in an exclusive session with Boyd Hilton, TV Editor of Heat Magazine to discuss the production of Jekyll and Hyde. Written and executive produced by Charlie Higson and inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 10 part action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde stars Tom Bateman in the lead role of Robert Jekyll, Richard E Grant as Bulstrode, head of 'The Invisible Men' of secret government department MI0, and Natalie Gumede as Bella, who forms part of a love triangle with Robert.  Set in 1930's London at a time of Hollywood glamour, stylish streamlined cars and monster movies, the drama pays homage to the Stevenson novel, focusing on the young, attractive and troubled hero Robert Jekyll, grandson of the original doctor. At the heart of the drama is Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his 'curse'; his transformation into superhero Hyde in moments of extreme anger, stress and when his or the lives of others are threatened. For more information and to get tickets to the MCM London Comic Con tickets visit:- MCMExpostore.Com.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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