The NY Times Suddenly Discovered We’re Giving Kids Dangerous Drugs

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From the New York Post: “Why does obvious damage to children go ignored for so long?

Over the weekend, The New York Times had a splashy story about the overmedication of children. It was only 20 years late.

Writer Matt Richtel tells the story of Renae Smith, a high-school freshman who was prescribed ever more psychiatric drugs for her anxiety and depression until she was taking 10 different medications.

Pointing out that ‘many psychiatric drugs commonly prescribed to adolescents are not approved for people under 18,’ the story quotes Lisa Cosgrove, a University of Massachusetts, Boston clinical psychologist: ‘You can very cogently argue that we don’t have evidence about what it means to be on multiple psychotropic medications. This is a generation of guinea pigs.’

This is horrifying. This is a travesty. This is a very old, known problem.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. So far, the comments for the NY Post article make a lot more sense than the comments in response to the NY Times article. The Post writer is right — the NY Times has been enabling psychiatric fraud and spouting diagnostic gobbledegook for as long as I’ve been a reader. I probably wouldn’t agree with the reader base of the Post about many things, but I agree with them about this.

  2. “‘You can very cogently argue that we don’t have evidence about what it means to be on multiple psychotropic medications. This is a generation of guinea pigs.’

    This is horrifying. This is a travesty. This is a very old, known problem.’”

    And it is. You cannot “very cogently argue that we don’t have evidence about what it means to be on multiple psychotropic medications.” Given the fact all doctors are taught in med school about anticholinergic toxidrome, which is a medically known way to neurotoxic poison people with the psych drugs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    Instead, the historic, child abuse and rape covering up religious leaders and psychological and psychiatric “thought leaders” need to confess to their “dirty little secret,” faustian, “partnership” … which is a pedophilia aiding, abetting, and empowering “dirty little secret of the two original educated professionals” “partnership.” Which has resulted in America becoming a pedophilia run “empire.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Pedophilia-Empire-Chapter-Introduction-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0773QHGPT

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