Don't Do Drugs! Here take this.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Study: Kids with ADHD taking strong drugs with major side effects

As Georgia students get ready to head back to class, a disturbing study.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Drugging kids with medication still best way to get through long trips

The CDC announced today that after two more years of research, giving small children cough medicine and Gravol is still the best way for parents to make in through a long trip.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

ADHD: A Destructive and Disempowering Label; Not an Illness

In recent years, we've seen an increasing number of articles and papers from psychiatrists in which they seem to be accepting at least some of the antipsychiatry criticisms, and appear interested in reforms.  It is tempting to see this development as an indication of progress, but as in many aspects of life, things aren't always what they seem.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

The Drugging of Abused Children

Foster children, traumatized by abuse and/or neglect, are frequently prescribed psychiatric medications at a much higher rate and at much higher doses than children in the general population.  But psychiatric medication is not the treatment for trauma, psychotherapy is.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

John Rosemond: Educators Too Often Label Children ADHD

Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade teacher was convinced he had ADHD. At a meeting with the principal, school psychologist, school social worker and the head of the special education department, lots of pressure was put on us to have him tested and put on medication.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New rules to protect foster kids from being drugged by physicians lacking

Proposed laws aimed at cracking down on the overuse of psychiatric medication in foster care require more from judges, lawyers, nurses, social workers, caregivers and state investigators to better protect children from potentially dangerous drugs.

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Reducing Psychotropic Prescriptions Requires Systemic Reform

The over-reliance on psychotropic medication for children in foster care has been drawing a lot of attention both among policymakers and in the media. A recent study reports that in 2012, Pennsylvania’s foster children were nearly three times as likely to be prescribed psychotropic drugs for behavior problems as other children on Medicaid.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Clinic Shut After 5 Children Receive Wrong or Out-of-Date Vaccines

Health authorities have shut down a New Jersey clinic after finding that five children had been given improper vaccines at the county-run facility.

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