...screening 3 year olds for 'mental illness'
Later in 2012, the Australian Government's 'Healthy Kids Check' will see General Practitioners (GPs / family physicians) begin screening three year old children for early signs of mental illness.
GPs will be trained to identify Indicators including:
~ temper tantrums
~ sleeping with the light on
~ extreme shyness
~ unwillingness to sleep in own bed, etc.
Whilst not occurring in all children, these are completely normal childhood behaviours, and yet children deemed to be 'at risk' will be referred on for additional help, where they may be incorrectly diagnosed, and/or given psychiatric drugs as 'early intervention'.