Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: chemical restraints

Lawsuit: 1 in 4 MO Foster Kids on Psych Drugs; State...

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From Buzzfeed News: "Foster kids in Missouri are overmedicated with powerful drugs that keep them in 'chemical straight-jackets,' putting them at risk of harm,...

Judge Rules No More Drugging Migrant Children Without Consent

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From MSN News: "A federal judge on Monday found that U.S. government officials have been giving psychotropic medication to migrant children at a Texas...

BPS Releases Review of Alternatives to Antipsychotics

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BPS releases report encouraging behavioral interventions for people with dementia, rather than antipsychotics

They Call This “Help”

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“Won’t they know I’m lying?” I asked. “Won’t they know I’m an impostor?” “No,” he said, “not at all. You can tell them you’re suffering from delusions and they’ll believe it almost without question. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any history of psychiatric illness or hospitalization, just make up some nonsense about hearing voices and they’ll swallow the whole thing hook, line and sinker.”