Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: foster care and psychiatric drugs

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,...

“Why Are So Many Children on Antipsychotic Drugs?”

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“Do they make people less aggressive? Yes, sometimes they do. Will they sedate people? Absolutely. Will they make kids easier to manage? They will,” Robert Whitaker tells Liz Spikol for Philadelphia Magazine. “But I know of no study that shows that medicating these kids long-term will help them grow up and thrive. The developing brain is a very delicate thing. The narrative is that these side effects are mild, and that’s just not true, and that the benefits are well-established, and so often they’re not.”