Blah, blah, blah — CNN’s coverage on the psychotropic drugging of children

Really bad. But maybe it opened somebody's eyes. Campbell Brown opens by saying we're drugging kids with everything from Ritalin to Adderal. Brilliant thing to say, bringing up two drugs from the same class! The truth is kids are on stimulants, antipsychotics, SSRIs and moodstabilizers among all sorts of other stuff. These are drugs with... Continue Reading →

FDA Alert : Stimulants and children

Got this FDA alert in my inbox today: It linked to this article: FDA notified healthcare professionals that it is providing its perspective on study data published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on the potential risks of stimulant medications used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. This study, funded by the FDA and... Continue Reading →

Nothing I haven’t already said before: ADHD Medication May Lead to Psychotic Symptoms in Some Children

I've talked about this numerous times. So this is just more grist for the mill. I might add this is not unique to children it happens to adults too. In Psychiatric Times: Medications used to treat ADHD in children may lead to psychotic symptoms and hallucinations, according to Dr Andrew Mosholder of the US Food... Continue Reading →

Ho hum…old news being made to seem new…Ritalin and other stimulants can cause psychosis/hallucinations in children

Andy alerted me to this article in the LA Times of which the subject matter is being reported all over the news media. Unfortunately even if it is old news most people still don't know it. So it's good to reiterate. These drugs are bad for kids!!  There are a great many other problems besides... Continue Reading →

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