Researching the Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids

The trend toward increased use of antipsychotic medications on children is alarming, with a reported five-fold increase between 1993 and 2002. In an effort to learn more about this issue, I have been searching the internet for other sources on this topic. One of the few mainstream media sources to cover this topic has been USA Today, where writer Marilyn Elias recently did a series of articles on the topic:

A Rush to Overprescribe?

New Antipsychotics Carry Risks for Children

For Foster Kids, Oversight of Prescriptions is Scarce

Adult Antipsychotics Can Worsen Troubles

These articles contain a sidebar that offers some non-drugging options for helping children with behavior problems.


One thought on “Researching the Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids

  1. Thanks for posting about this issue.

    90,000 pharma reps in the usa,you can’t watch the evening news without being bombarded.

    What irks me is that the Eli Lilly company’s blockbuster Zyprexa has been implicated in causing TEN times greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
    They then turn around and sell other blockbuster drugs to treat the same diabetes.

    Daniel Haszard

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