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Of these 17 million, more than 10 million children are in the United States, being prescribed addictive stimulants, antidepressants and other psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs for educational and behavioral problems.
Between 1995 and 1999, antidepressant use increased 580% in the under 6 population and 151% in the 7-12 age group. In 2004, the FDA ordered that a "black box" label be placed on antidepressants warning that they can cause suicide in children and adolescents.
Originally posted by silent thunder
but it seems like these days anyone can walk into a clinic, lay down some line about how they are feeling depressed or cant sleep or whatever, and then walk out five minutes later with enough medication to sedate a small African nation. This can't be good.