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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