Scholarly Findings on Psych Meds

National Trends in the Office-Based Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Antipsychotics by Dr. Mark Olfson et al

Olfson’s rearch shows that 1 in 3 kids and teens visits to psychiatrists lead to antipsychotic prescription. It also indicates that these prescriptions are off-label uses for behavior management.

A mistreated epidemic: State and federal failure to adequately regulate psychotropic medications prescribed to children in foster care by Rachel A. Camp

Identifies the laws, policies, commercial forces, and conflicting interests that cause widespread inappropriate medication of foster children.

‘They use it like candy’ – How the prescription of psychotropic drugs to state-involved children violates international law by Angela O Burton

Lengthy, detailed, and informative.

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