Conners' Rating Scale:
“test” has been around for years. It was developed by Keith
Conners a psychologist. Today the revised edition claims to
“identify childhood and adolescent ADHD behavioral problems and
psychopathology.” Sadly these claims fail to mention early on
invalidation of this testing method. In the
to Privacy Hearings on the Federal Role in the Use of Behavior
Modification Drugs Used on School Age Children (September 29,
1970) it was noted that this type of screening method was used to obtain
children for drug research. Dr. Keith Conners had a financial
stake in the outcome of this research. It was established in these
hearings that parents/guardians were not required to participate. It
was classified as research of the effects of psychotropic drugs on
children. The Conners' Rating Scale was never validated as a
standardized test. In today’s psychiatric Propaganda marketed to
the public regarding the Conners' Rating Scale one critical element is
clearly missing, and that is the fact that dozens of parents came forward
to protest forced participation in such a risky human experiment on their
children (1970). Dr. Keith Conners and his rating scale were at the
forefront of obtaining millions of dollars in
*blanket mental health grants
from the federal government to supply children to the pharmaceutical
industry to use for experimentation. This experimentation was
conducted to determine the effects of different types of drugs.
are still active today, many of which serve as a blank check to the entire
psychiatric industry for drug research on children.
Bottom Line is that for over 3 decades Keith Conners has failed to
validate his rating/testing scale. Simply put, the Conners' Rating
Scale is nothing more than a subjective survey to obtain innocent children
to do experimental drug research on.
member of our organization took the time to look into the matter of the
Conners' Rating Scale further and requested a copy of any type of
certificate validating it as an accurate measure in diagnosing ADD/ADHD.
He requested this validation/certification from:
1. Center for Disease Control
2. Food & Drug Administration
3. Drug Enforcement Administration
4. National Institute of Health
5. National Institute of Mental Health
6. Center for Health Education & Welfare
NOT one of the above 8 listed could provide any type of certification on this “test”. Digging deeper this member went further and sent a letter certified registered receipt to C. Keith Conners himself. The letter was received. Not surprisingly, Dr. Conners failed to produce an answer or a certificate. You can read this letter by clicking here
Pertaining to all other “tests” that are being used in the determination of ADD/ADHD, it has been proven that NO ADD/ADHD rating scale, checklist, survey, questionnaires has ever been validated, endorsed, or recommended by ANY Local Government, State Government, or even the Federal Government itself!
*Reference: Right to Privacy Hearings on the Federal Role in the Use of Behavior Modification Drugs Used on School Age Children (September 29, 1970)
grants- large amounts of dollars given out for up to 25 years without any
checks and balances or oversight.
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