The Yellow Slide by This Is A Wake Up Call
Stories like this just wreck my day…
The use of potent antipsychotic drugs to treat children and adolescents for problems like aggression and mood swings increased more than fivefold from 1993 to 2002, researchers reported yesterday.
"We are using these medications and don't know how they work, if they work, or at what cost," said Dr. John March, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Duke University. "It amounts to a huge experiment with the lives of American kids, and what it tells us is that we've got to do something other than we're doing now to assess the drugs' overall impact"
Read Use of Antipsychotics by the Young Rose Fivefold in the NYT (and remember that most of "the young" probably didn't prescribe those drugs to themselves). How the hell do kids get 5x more psychotic in 9 years? Answer, they don't. It's doctors getting 5x more psychotic (or parents getting 5x less willing to be parents). There aren't many things that will make me type "fuckers". This is one of them.