The [Citizens Commission on Human Rights](http://www.cchrflorida.org/) (CCHR) is inviting parents to attend a compelling seminar on pharmacology issues where those in attendance will learn how prescription psychotropic drugs affect children. Held regularly at the downtown Clearwater headquarters for CCHR located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, this seminar is free of charge and open to the general public.
Titled, "Exposing The Lies Behind Today's Drugging of Children", the featured speaker for this seminar, Pamela Seefeld, has been a practicing pharmacologist and consultant for over 25 years and is an expert on botanical resources and natural supplements.
It is vital that parents are educated on the dangers of psychotropic drugs, especially when they are prescribed to children, said Ms. Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. Childhood is not a mental illness and when some of these drugs have side effects such as aggression and suicide it is important for families to know the truth.
Adverse effects of [psychotropic medication](http://www.cchrflorida.org/mental-health-watchdog-calling-for-investigation-into-psychiatric-drugging-of-millions-of-children/) on children have been the subject of research and reports for many years, yet almost 8.5 million US schoolchildren are taking these drugs, according to data from the IMS Health Vector One National Database Year 2013. 
This is especially concerning when it is taken into account, as reported in a Denver Post article by Dr. Mercola, that drug companies have paid billions of dollars in fines for illegally marketing psychiatric drugs to children. Dr. Mercola also points out that behavior problems in children are very frequently related to improper diet, emotional upset and exposure to toxins. 
In the seminar, Ms. Seefeld explains the potentially devastating side effects of drugging children with psychotropics and warns parents that antidepressants can be addictive and that some of the drugs being prescribed have side effects which include agitation, violent and/or suicidal ideations, and health issues.
Having helped thousands of children and adults with health issues, Ms. Seefeld uses her long experience in studying alternatives to child drugging by providing parents with information on healthy alternatives such as correcting nutritional issues, which, in the absence of psychotropics, can have a major impact on a childs conduct and outlook.
For more information or to reserve a seat at the next "Exposing The Lies Behind Today's Drugging of Children" seminar, please call 727-442-8820.
About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHRs mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the free world tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of mental health. For more information visit, [www.cchrflorida.org](http://www.cchrflorida.org/)
 Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S. https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/
 Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/07/psychotropic-drug-use.aspx
For more information, visit: http://www.cchrflorida.org/