Edward Opton, JD, PhD – Short Bio

Psych Drug Action Campaign: Edward Opton writes of his work with colleagues at the National Center for Youth Law‘s PsychDrugs Action Campaign to reduce harmful uses of psychotropic medications, especially drugs that are used, intentionally or not, as chemical restraints for children in foster care. He is a co-author of The Mind Manipulators.


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