New Evidence: Antidepressants unsafe for kids

By Edward Opton Our regular readers know that we have concentrated on the significant safety risks of “antipsychotic” medications for children in foster care. Unfortunately, the antipsychotics are not the only problem. Consider the antidepressants. The most commonly used antidepressants are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), especially fluoxetine (Prozac), duloxetine (Cymbalata), paraoxetine (Paxil, Seroxat), […]

Spread the Word: “Drugging Our Children” No More!

As published on the Chronicle for Social Change: On Sunday, a powerful part 1 of the San Jose Mercury News series “Drugging Our Kids” shed light on the many facets of the overuse of psychotropic (mind-altering) medications with foster kids. In addition to the main article, there were local pieces detailing medication practices in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. We […]