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posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:33 PM
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Anywhere else, her revelation might have been a bombshell. But no one flinched when a child psychiatrist told a conference of parents and counselors last month that she had prescribed antidepressants to children as young as 3-1/2.

Audience members at the San Diego conference, after all, were quite familiar with the concept of preschoolers on Prozac. Many of the parents in the audience have children who suffer from a debilitating form of shyness called selective mutism, one of a handful of mental disorders thought to strike children younger than 6. And several had put their kids on the drugs despite their misgivings and well-publicized concerns about the effects of antidepressants upon teenagers.


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3 1/2 year olds on anti depressants?!?! Are these people crazy!!




posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:34 PM
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take the child to chucky cheese's or disneyworld, buy them lots of toys, give them lots of love, they won't be depressed and won't need anti depressants.

that is just sick!!!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:35 PM
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This is what we have come to? Truly sad! Where are these children's parents?



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
take the child to chucky cheese's or disneyworld, buy them lots of toys, give them lots of love, they won't be depressed and won't need anti depressants.

that is just sick!!!!!


If a Dr. came and told me my 3 year old needed anti depressants I would put my foot right in his ass and sue him afterwards. Are the parents in this day an age so #ing stupid!?!?! Putting kids on anti depressants? I mean come on!!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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3 1/2 year old on anti-depress?

What is the world coming to! I think parents need to start watching thier children more carefully, this is horrible.

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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After this thread and the one with the murder in Miami, I think I might need antiderpessants. I think these parents are nuts. On something of this magnitude consult other dr's., specialists, etc. But Christ don't put them on such medications.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroDeep
3 1/2 year old on anti-depress?

What is the world coming to! I think parents need to start watching thier children more carefully, this is horrible.

Deep


Those parents should be charged with child abuse if you ask me. And the Dr. who prescribed the meds should be sued for malpractice!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
After this thread and the one with the murder in Miami, I think I might need antiderpessants. I think these parents are nuts. On something of this magnitude consult other dr's., specialists, etc. But Christ don't put them on such medications.


Im a #ing 23 year old guy and I was prescribed an anti depressant by this Dr because he said I was depressed. The medicine made me feel like a forkin zombie and I stopped taking it after just one day and I will never take them ever again. Thats what people want kids to be? A bunch of mindless zombies?



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:43 PM
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Yup, easier to dope them than raise them.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Yup, easier to dope them than raise them.


This just pisses me off!! You have no idea how pissed I got when I read the article!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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I have no idea how one would be able to diagnose a 3 year old? Children are such visceral creatures, you can expect them act accordingly.

I was diagnosed with ADHD, and told that I needed ritilin to control by hyperactivity and lack of focus. Poping pills every day made me an absolute drone to the system. Untill I grabbed that bottle and threw it in the garbage.

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroDeep
Poping pills every day made me an absolute drone to the system. Untill I grabbed that bottle and threw it in the garbage.

Deep


Probably the best thing you ever did. I think these medications are dangerous. What nobody is allowed to be depressed anymore? All of a sudden anyone whos sad or hyper has to be medicated with this #? Gimme a break.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:48 PM
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Come on! You should all know that pharmecutical companies goal is to make you a life-long dependent on their products. They are just starting younger and younger.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:49 PM
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Yeah, ritalin is another one. BIG fight with the wife on this one. We gave our son a choice and he said "no more". My youngest though is SOOOOOO hyper she actually needs it to function.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by Jonna
Come on! You should all know that pharmecutical companies goal is to make you a life-long dependent on their products. They are just starting younger and younger.


I knew that but still. Its #ing kids man. Pharmecutical companies are the work of SATAN!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:50 PM
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True Say Jonna,

Why cure the problem when they can sell you drugs that cure it in 1405 easy steps!

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Yeah, ritalin is another one. BIG fight with the wife on this one. We gave our son a choice and he said "no more". My youngest though is SOOOOOO hyper she actually needs it to function.


Yeah but some kids are just like that. They eventually grow out of it when they get older. You know how many "hyper" kids I went to school with? Many. And now thet are just normal adults. They didnt get medicated.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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Ocelot, I sure hope you have kids, 'cause I think you'll make a hellva parent.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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I agree.

Instead of helping face my problems with lack of Focus, through educational methods that would help me cope in schools, they just took the easier, money making step and fed me pills.

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:53 PM
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This is a perfect example of people looking for a 'quick fix' to their problems. As worldwatcher posted above parents should focus on loving their child and sharing special moments with them. It seems people these days look for a convenient way out of trying times instead of applying common sense to the situation. I would never give a child this type of medication nor would I take it myself.

I'm anti-pills because I don't believe in them.





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