Ministry ‘hides test’s real purpose’
www.stuff.co.nz – June 24, 2012
The name of the program is “B4 School Check”.
Australia’s plan for a similar program “created controversy as critics warned about the risk of creating an epidemic of problems such as autism.”
They screen for “shyness and sleeping with the light on”.
“Critics here say New Zealand has been doing something similar for four years. Since 2008, Plunket, doctors, mobile clinics and home visits have screened more than 100,000 four to five year-olds for health, behavioural, social and developmental problems.
“In the same period, Pharmac figures show a 140 per cent increase in antidepressant prescriptions for 0 to 4-year-olds between 2009 and 2010, and an average 10 per cent increase in mood-stabilising drug prescriptions in the last five years for children aged five and over.”
See Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker about the facts on the life-long damage caused by psychiatric drugs.
See also U.S. New Freedom Initiative