Monday, May 23, 2016

Huge Increases in Mental Illness in US Children

Huge Increases in Mental Illness in US Children

October 2013: The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) reported 25-30% of kids between ages 13-18 will experience an anxiety disorder.


November 2013: Time Magazine reports that the rate of reported anxiety disorders among U.S. troops jumped 327% between 2000 and 2012.

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September 2007: The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased 40-fold [that's 3900%!] from 1994 to 2003 according to a study published in the September 2007 issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry..  Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings. The senior author of the study, Dr. Mark Olfson of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at the Columbia University Medical Center, said, “I have been studying trends in mental health services for some time, and this finding really stands out as one of the most striking increases in this short a time. The increase makes bipolar disorder more common among children than clinical depression, the authors said.


Severe, disabling mental illness has dramatically increased in the United States. “The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007 — from one in 184 Americans to one in 76. For children, the rise is even more startling — a thirty-five-fold [i.e. 3400%!] increase in the same two decades,” as Marcia Angell summarizes in the New York Times Book Review.  In 1998, Martin Seligman, then president of the American Psychological Association, spoke to the National Press Club about an American depression epidemic: “We discovered two astonishing things about the rate of depression across the century. The first was there is now between 10 and 20 times as much of it [depression] as there was 50 years ago. And the second is that it has become a young person’s problem. When I first started working in depression 30 years ago … the average age of which the first onset of depression occurred was 29.5 … Now the average age is between 14 and 15.” 

In 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that antidepressant use in the United States has increased nearly 400 percent in the last two decades, making antidepressants the most frequently used class of medications by Americans ages 18-44 years. 

In May 2013, CDC reported in “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children—United States, 2005–2011,” the following: “A total of 13%–20% of children living in the United States experience a mental disorder in a given year, and surveillance during 1994–2011 has shown the prevalence of these conditions to be increasing.”


What has happened in the last 2 decades?

Wireless radiation exposure has increased tremendously since the 1990s.  The Telecommuncations Act was passed in 1996, which forced local governments to allow the installation of cell towers without regard to health considerations, allowing them to be installed in parks, schools, college campuses, and churches.  The TCA has enabled the number of cell towers to increase from 66,000 in 1998 to 300,000 in 2013, and the number of cell phones more than doubled from 2003 to 2013  

The ipad, which emits higher levels of RF radiation than cell phones, was introduced in 2010.  In 2013, LAUSD implemented Wi-Fi throughout all its schools, which led many other school districts across the country to follow suit.  Most schools do not have wired internet connections anymore, and have strong, high capacity Wi-Fi systems to allow each student to connect 3 devices to school Wi-Fi simultaneously.  Industrial Wi-Fi systems are now 1800 times faster than they were back in 1997 - faster speeds mean more complex signals because more data is transmitted within the same period of time. The pulsed signals used to transmit the data in wireless transmission overlap the same frequency range as that exhibited by our own brain waves (alpha, beta, delta, gamma, theta), i.e. 100Hz or less.

For explanation of mechanism of wireless radiation causing neurological effects:
- Compromised integrity in the tight junction barriers in our body, which wireless microwave radiation can cause.  "The opening of our tight junction barriers by electromagnetic fields can account for many modern illnesses, ranging from asthma to multiple allergies and Alzheimer’s disease."We would not expect an immediate effect because the brain has spare capacity, but prolonged or repeated exposure to cell phone or similar radiation would be expected to cause a progressive loss of functional neurons and result in early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in humans. The extreme sensitivity of the blood-brain barrier to the radiation could mean that even sitting close to someone using a cell phone could affect you too." - Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, former advisor to the European Space Agency.  Read more about it here

- Microwave radiation activating VGCCs.   In 2015, Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at Washington State University, identified a mechanism where microwave radiation can activate VGCCs (voltage gated calcium channels) in brain cells,which increases intracellular calcium, which can cause neurological diseases by disrupting synapse formation.  Wireless radiation activating the VGCC and increasing intracellular calcium leads to degradation of proteins in the tight barrier junctions needed to maintain the integrity of the blood-brain barrierwhich leads to many neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's and dementia) With enough exposure to increasing intracellular calcium, spines can actually disappear, and end up with neurons that are missing synapses completely, so neurons are not connected to each other anymore.  Read more about it here

Scroll down to "Neurotoxic Effects", "Cognition and Impaired Memory", and "Behavioral Issues" to read about the research showingdamage from wireless radiation to the brain

California Medical Association (CMA), a group of 40,000 physicians in California and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), issued a resolution (Dec 2014) stating that FCC standards are “inadequate to protect human health” and “peer reviewed research has demonstrated adverse biological effects of wireless EMF including single and double stranded DNA breaks, creation of reactive oxygen species, immune dysfunction, cognitive processing effects, stress protein synthesis in the brain, altered brain development, sleep and memory disturbances, ADHD, abnormal behavior, sperm dysfunction, and brain tumors”

Proof of neurological damage caused by cell phone radiation can be seen here in this video by Dr. Devra Davis, oncology epidemiologist, former health advisor to the White House and Nobel Prize Winner, where she presents research and pictures of brain and spinal cord damage in mice exposed to cell phone radiation prenatally. founded 2014 - an organization of scientists and doctors around the world concerned about wireless radiation affecting fetal brain development.  The research of Yale Professor Dr. Hugh Taylor showed prenatal exposure resulted in decreased memory and hyperactivity in offspring.  Professor Martha Herbert, MD PhD, a Harvard pediatric neurologist: “RF radiation from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function.” Read more about the science and watch their excellent short video here

Dr.Karl Maret, MD, with degrees also in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, talks about Wi-Fi and EHS (electrohypersensitivity) in children. Wi-Fi has evolved to very high speeds. We are now at 1800 times faster speeds than we were back in 1997 with 1st generation Wi-Fi. (The higher the speed the greater the potential for interference within our bodies) Used a German dosimeter to record levels of Wi-Fi radiation exposures on an EHS child at school and correlates symptoms (headaches) to chart of Wi-Fi signals - when the Wi-Fi levels were high, the student developed headaches. Human brain has 5 million magnetite crystals/gram tissue, and these crystals absorb wireless radiation. (10 minutes)

Here's a video by the government of Cyprus telling parents how to protect their children from wireless radiation

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