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Antipsychotic Drugs

Reconciling Recovery and Psychiatry: Response to an Open Letter

Allen Frances | Posted 11.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The signers of a new open letter are concerned about excessive psychiatric treatment, excessive dosing, careless polypharmacy, and unnecessary hospitalizations. And so am I. But I am equally concerned about inadequate funding of mental health care and lack of access to treatment for people who need it.

Antipsychotics and Kids: What Parents Should Know

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

e worry a great deal about children with psychiatric problems who aren't getting treatment, but we should also worry about those who are getting misguided treatment.

4 Meds Your Aging Parents Should Not Be Taking

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.28.2012 | Fifty

Caregivers of elderly parents with dementia may have to be wary of their loved ones' antipsychotic drugs. A new study found that four commonly prescri...

Inside Psychiatry: Anxiety Over Antipsychotic Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Richard A. Friedman notes in a recent New York Times article that by any standards, atypical antipsychotics are overprescribed. But he leaves out two groups that are especially vulnerable to abuse by these chemical agents: the elderly and children.

Catherine Pearson

Study: More Children, Teens Taking Antipsychotics For ADHD

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

The number of children and teens taking antipsychotic medications has skyrocketed in recent years, with psychiatrists prescribing the drugs in nearly ...

The Psychiatric Drugging of America's Foster Children

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

There were approximately 662,000 children in foster care in the U.S. in 2010. Now, there is a Government Accounting Office report confirming that foster children in five states are receiving shocking amounts of psychiatric drugs.

Dementia Patients Get Antipsychotics Prescriptions Despite Death Risk, Report Says

CNN | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services makes clear just how crucial it is for families ...

Making A Market In Antipsychotic Drugs: A Tragedy

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Drug companies and organized medicine and psychiatry must be stopped from benefiting from the creation of lifelong patients suffering from chronic medication-induced madness.

Antipsychotic Drugs, Their Harmful Effects, and the Limits of Tort Reform

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

There are many problems within our legal system that could benefit from reform. But so-called tort reform has already gone too far.

Lessons from the Death of "Mental Patient" Esmin Green

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The Emergency Room video cam took it all in but no human response was forthcoming. Forty-nine year old Esmin Green had been involuntarily committed a...