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The United States has become the psychiatric drugging capital of the world for kids with children being medicated at a younger and younger age. Medicaid records in some states show infants less than a year old on drugs for mental disorders.
The use of powerful antipsychotics with privately insured children, aged 2 through 5 in the US, doubled between 1999 and 2007,
The study reported that fewer than half of drug treated children received a mental health assessment (40.8%), a psychotherapy visit (41.4%), or a visit with a psychiatrist (42.6%) during the year of antipsychotic use.
Originally posted by nvprose1
its not the parents fault... they're doing what they're told by the "doctors " who treat symptoms not people...
"your child needs medication X that was solicited to us by drug company x who's drug REP. bought our office lunch for a month and gave me stock options, the more that is sold (prescribed) the better my stock does"
not to mention the "mandatory" vaccines that children have to have administered while their imune system is still developing...
F T W?
Originally posted by vkey08
It's a pain in the rear to have to dance on those eggshells, but as parent we have to do it lest we lose our children, it's all in HOW you parent, if you take the time, research the doctor, you're more likely never to have an issue and never to have drugs thrown at them.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I do think parents have a right to kill their kids though. Since they created them in the first place.[edit on 22-4-2010 by muzzleflash]