Drugging Our Children

Drugging Our Children

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This book exposes the skyrocketing rate of antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children, identifies grave dangers when children's mental health care is driven by market forces, describes effective therapeutic care for children typically prescribed antipsychotics, and explains how to navigate a drug-fueled mental health system. * A chapter on effective parenting coauthored by a leading parenting expert, Laura Berk * Contributions by noted medical journalist Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic * Information on legal issues by Harvard-educated lawyer Jim Gottstein * Insights from former pharmaceutical industry insider, Gwen Olsen * An examination of community approaches to children's mental health care by internationally known psychologist Stuart ShankerHow Profiteers are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest, and what We Can Do to Stop it Sharna Olfman, Brent Dean Robbins ... and the results from those studies led the FDA to approve Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Abilify for schizophrenia, bipolar ... While the placebo patients in the trials saw their symptoms improve, the patients treated with one of the atypicals improved to a greater extent.

Title:Drugging Our Children
Author:Sharna Olfman, Brent Dean Robbins
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2012


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