A crucial part of grasping any subject is to understand the language, or more specifically, the key words of that subject. On child drugging for example, by understanding some of the key terminology used, undermined parents are not only able to understand the truth about what is happening to their children, but most importantly, to take back control as family guardians.
The following is a short list of the words relating to child drugging today:
Activity: Being lively, using a lot of energy.
Attention: Ability to take notice.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A list of behaviors that psychiatrists declare are problems, such as: has too little attention, is too active, fidgets, squirms, and, therefore, is not "normal." Note that there is no scientific or medical proof to support either the existence of the disorder or the validity of a diagnosis.
Brain: A physical organ inside the head that sends and receives messages through the nervous system. It is a physical part of the body, just as an arm, leg or the heart is. It has little to do with thinking. It can physically tell the body that something is hot and warn against touching it, but it doesn't make decisions for you or tell you how to act.
Cure: To bring back to health, make well; to get rid of.
Deficit: A lack of.
Disorder: A mental or physical condition that is not considered normal.
Drug: A substance that is taken to suppress an unwanted condition or feeling; in large doses, it can be a poison. A small amount gives a stimulant [increases activity] reaction, a greater amount can sedate [make drowsy]. Too large an amount can kill. For example, caffeine, found in coffee, is a drug. One or two cups of coffee can "wake you up." Ten cups would probably put you to sleep. 100 might kill you. A drug is also something that can alter your emotions, your mindmake you feel "high."
Heal: To make whole again.
Hyper: More than normal.
Learning Disorder: A list of symptoms that psychiatrists say shows a person will have difficulty being able to learn. Note that there is no scientific or medical proof to support either the existence of the disorder or the validity of a diagnosis.
Medicine/Medication: Any substance, such as a drug, used to treat, prevent, or cure disease or to improve health.
Mental Illness: A sickness of the brain according to psychiatrists and psychologists, but for which there is no proof at all of its existence. This does not mean that problems don't exist, or that a person can never feel bad, but there is no evidence that these are caused by a sickness of the brain.
Mind: "A part of the person that knows and thinks and feels and wishes and chooses," the World Book Dictionary says. It is a running record of a person's past, almost like a movie.
Psychiatric Drugs: Mind- and brain-altering drugs. They are not like normal medicine. Some can be just as addictive as illegal drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. They cannot cure or heal a person. They may appear to relieve the person's fears, upsets or depression, but they do not cure the underlying cause.
Psychiatry: This word comes from two other words. Psyche (meaning mind/soul) and iatreia (meaning cure). Psychiatry is a branch of medicine and psychiatrists treat people, using drugs and other physical methods, to change the way people act and feel.
Psychology: This word is also derived from two other words. Psyche (meaning mind/soul) and logia (meaning study of). Psychology tries to explain why people act, think and feel the way they do.
Treat: To relieve or cure.
Vitamin: A substance necessary for growth and good health, found in many foods. They help to nourish (feed and keep alive) the body.
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