Drugging the Kiddos

 Posted by on 7 September 2010 at 7:00 am  Health, Health Care, Parenting
Sep 072010

The NY Times reports on preschoolers diagnosed as bipolar (and other imagined mental illnesses) then put on antipsychotic drugs:

More than 500,000 children and adolescents in America are now taking antipsychotic drugs, according to a September 2009 report by the Food and Drug Administration. Their use is growing not only among older teenagers, when schizophrenia is believed to emerge, but also among tens of thousands of preschoolers.

That’s a “Holy cow!”, “Jesus Freaking Christ!”, and “WTF?!?” rolled into one. (Via Rational Jenn.)

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