Hide your children…Anti-psychotics are here!

antipsychotics and children

(http://www.emaxhealth.com)

 

I was horrified to read an article in the Wall Street Journal  about the overuse of antipsychotics with poor foster children -some as young as months old- in the USA. You can read the entire article here Antipsychotics_overuse_children_USA

Unfortunately, the tendency to prescribe anti-psychotics for children -sometimes as young as 9 years old- to control behaviour problems seems to be increasingly appearing in the UK as well, although perhaps to a lesser extent compared to the USA…

I have been on ‘atypical’ anti-psychotics (Zyprexa and Abilify) as an adult and have experienced the very serious side effects they have, including the increased weight gain (obesity) which puts  me at considerable risk for diabetes and heart disease, as well as leaves me with a very negative body image…thinking that a child on anti-psychotics will have to live with so damaging side effects from such an early age makes me angry and frightened on their behalf…

Drugging children with anti-psychotics must stop!

 

over-drugging children_psychiatry

(http://www.cchr.co.uk)

 

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