Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Psychiatric Drugs for Infants

From the Citizens Commission for Human Rights:
Psychiatric drug prescriptions for infants age 2 and younger have been rising at an alarming rate. The New York Times recently reported statistics obtained from the prescription data company IMS Health, the world’s leading health information and analytics company.
  • 20,000 prescriptions for Risperdal, Seroquel and other antipsychotics in 2014 – up from 13,000 the year before.
  • 83,000 prescriptions for the anti-depressant Prozac – a 23% increase from the year before.
Can anyone determine that an infant 2 years old or less has depression or is a dangerous psychotic in the making? Of course not. There are no medical tests to show that older children, teens or adults have the mental health conditions that psychiatrists have described and cataloged in their DSM manuals over the years. And there are no such medical tests for infants and toddlers. Yet supported by governments and legislation, psychiatrists manage the pretense of being authorities in the field of mental health without having to medically prove anything or cure anyone. The NY Times article cites a story of a boy who reacted with violent behavior to an epilepsy medicine at 18 months old and was given Risperdal, a drug designed for adult psychosis cases. (Read more.)


Bold Radish said...

This information is interesting. However, the source is a front group for the Church of Scientology.

See: http://www.xenu.net/archive/infopack/12.htm

And: The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) is a nonprofit organization established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz


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