03 Dec '11, 12pm

Foster Kids Get High Rate of Psych Meds | Care2 Causes

I saw this report earlier this week on the news. Its absolutely disgusting the abuse that these kids are getting at the hands of "doctors" and pharmaceutical companies! One of the reports that I saw, they were giving children as young as 5 or 6 high doses of drugs used to treat schizophrenia!!! This is a disorder that DOES NOT even exist in a child! You can not even accurately diagnose someone with the disorder until they are at the earliest in their late teens, when the brain has been fully developed. There is no such thing as a psychotic child! There is a such thing as a child with conduct disorder or problems but it is not treated using these types of drugs--you can possibly treat some of the issues with the same medications that you use for ADHD, but for the most part, the only treatment for a child that works is therapy. I know that in this day and age it is far cheap...

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