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[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Dear Professor Runkel, yes you have my permission to use the following in
your book. The conspiracy to drug the normal children, and all normal
individuals continues, at an ever greater pace, in the US, and throughout
the developed world. First psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry
struck upon the market strategy of calling all emotional and behavioral
conditions "diseases" and they were followed by most others in organized
medicine--family practice, pediatrics, neurology, also by psychology. The
federal government, drunk with drug money, is the most important of the
enabler/conspirators, frequently an enforcer, through public schools, child
protective services, foster care, family courts. Invent diseases, and the
need for treatments--drugs mostly, follows. It is truly like the pre-WW-II,
Nazi perversions of psychiatry and medicne, forerunner of the holocaust. I
would like to see a copy of your book when it comes out. FB]

Philip Runkel wrote:

  Dr. Fred A. Baughman, Jr.:

  Almost two years ago, now, a friend sent me a piece of your writing about
psychotropic drugs. It was sent to him by a friend who got it from another
friend, and who knows how many before that? I wrote to you to ask if you
would allow me to copy some of it into a book I was writing, and you replied
with generous permission. I have now (at last) completed the manuscript, and
I can tell you exactly what I would like to copy. I hope you feel willing
for me to say the following.


  The physician Fred Baughman has maintained a site on the World Wide Web
where people can write to tell about their sufferings from psychotropic
drugs. Here is an example from 8 September 2000:

  ... I am very concerned about my grandson. I saw your web page and agree
that this so-called disease is truly one of the biggest frauds ever
perpetrated on innocent parents. My grandson is 14 years old; he was
diagnosed with ADHD about 5 years ago. He was prescribed Ritalin. After a
year or so on this horrible drug he began developing twitches. The doctors
also prescribed him sleeping pills because he could no longer sleep. My wife
and I are the ones that noticed his twitching while he was visiting us. We
begged his parents to please get him off these drugs. They took him back to
the doctor who in turn prescribed him another amphetamine-based drug. This
seemed to work for a while but now he seems to be going downhill again. His
temper is getting out of control; he has horrible headaches he gets sick at
his stomach a lot. He takes about 6 to 8 of these pills twice a day plus the
sleeping pills at night.

  My grandson was not a bad kid to start with––a little hyper, but that's
about it. Now his temper has escalated to the point he becomes
uncontrollable.... He is not the same sweet boy he was before he was placed
on these drugs. This boy comes from a good home with loving parents but they
are at their wits' end and their doctor just keeps increasing his

  These drugs are turning him into a monster. Is there anything we can do?

  Dr. Baughman replied to that letter, in part:

  I wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association, April 28,
1999, page, 1490: "As a neurologist, I have found no abnormality (disease)
in children said to have ADHD. Once children are labeled with ADHD, they are
no longer treated as normal. Once methylphenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin) or
any psychotropic (psychiatric) drug courses through their brain or body,
they are, for the first time, physically, neurologically and biologically

  Baughman's e-mail address is


  If you want further information, please feel free to ask. And thanks for
your generosity.

  Philip J. Runkel
  Professor Emeritus
  Departments of Psychology and of Education
  University of Oregon

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