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Psychotropic Drugs

A Digital Solution to the Overprescription of Medications for Foster Children

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Children in foster care are prescribed powerful mood-changing drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid. These high rates suggest widespread overprescribing.

Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children who come into foster care often have been exposed to multiple traumatic events including the removal from their families, and may be at higher risk for mental health problems and emotional disorders. Too often multiple medications may be used without other kinds of effective treatments that might better address the underlying trauma children are experiencing.

The Myth of the Conservative Christian

Mark Morford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Mark Morford

I often wonder, given sufficient whisky and irony and time: Has there ever been a more delightfully inept, wince-inducing oxymoron in the tortured American lexicon than 'conservative Christian?' I am almost completely serious.

New Research Reveals When Antidepressant Use Spikes

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

According to a new study out of Finland, antidepressant use spikes right before divorce. Researchers looked at data from 304,111 Finnish people be...

Alzheimer's and Psychoactive Medications -- A Controversial Decision for Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

Many people refuse to even consider having their loved on put on any psychotropic medication for any reason. And that's understandable. But today's medications, which can be given in doses that don't overly sedate patients, can also be effective and improve a patient's overall quality of life.

Medicating Foster Kids: Not the Travesty It Seems?

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

The reality about foster children and medication is far more complicated than it appears in the political theater of a congressional hearing, or in television news shots of sad-looking, adorable kids set to tug-at-your-heartstrings music.

Does College Stress Breed Success?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexia Parks

Could it be that the psychiatrists who developed a definitive stress test forgot to interview students at home during the school holidays?

Psychotropic Drugs: Parameter Introduced For Children And Adolescents | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce its new practice parameter on the use of psychotropic medications...

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...