How healthy are American children these days, exactly? As far as adults go, the picture is grim: the United States rates 51st on the world list of life expectancy despite its exorbitant healthcare spending, and the majority of Americans are burdened by chronic illnesses, often struggling with four or more at a time.
Sadly, this illness epidemic in the U.S. often starts early in a person’s life, before they have the knowledge and wisdom to make better choices. The stats are eye-opening to say the least:
- 1 in 10 children between ages 5 and 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- 1 in 10 adolescents have experienced at least one major depressive episode every year
- 1 in 10 youth have a mood disorder
- Anxiety disorder affects 8% of children ages 13-18
- The eating disorder anorexia nervosa (AN) is on the rise in children as young as kindergartners
- 1 in 5 children experience debilitating mental disorders
- 72% of all children have some kind of emotional problem
All of the disorders have many potential contributing factors, including environmental ones, food dyes in much of what children eat, unbalanced diets, GMOs and pesticide-laden foods, to name a few.
But what if there is another contributing factor — childhood vaccinations, and the growing numbers of them on the CDC’s recommendation schedule (25 shots from birth to 15 months old is recommended, and at least 29 more are usually given before the age of 18).
A new study sheds some light to these vaccinations’ potential link to these disorders.
Yale Study: Brain-Related Disorders Rise Following Childhood Vaccinations
A new study led by the Department of Public Health Science at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and Yale University found a surprising association between children receiving vaccinations and then developing brain-related autoimmune and inflammatory disorders: ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, anorexia, and chronic tic disorder.
For the study, over 95,000 kids analyzed had one of the seven aforementioned neuropsychiatric disorders.
The cases were compared against other kids’ who did not have neuropsychiatric disorders, and others with conditions that could not possibly be caused or contributed to by vaccines: open wounds and broken bones.
As expected, the broken bones and open wounds cases showed no link to vaccinations; those with depression, ADHD and bipolar disorders did not show any significant association with vaccinations either.
But those who had been vaccinated were a shocking 80 percent more likely to be diagnosed with anorexia, and 25 percent more likely to be diagnosed with OCD than their non-vaccinated counterparts. Higher rates of anxiety disorders and chronic tics were also linked to vaccinations…