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Children Medication

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.

Generation Rx: Is Overmedication Endangering Our Kids' Health?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These new studies once again underscore the necessity for us as parents to communicate with our pediatricians and not be afraid to ask questions when a prescription is offered.

Should Children Be On These Medications?

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha Rosenberg

Over a third of US kids are overweight and 17 percent are obese -- which for a 4-foot-10 inch child would be 143 pounds.

Generation Rx Grows Up: A Response to Judith Warner

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

In deconstructing the "overmedicated kids" storyline, Warner has taken an important first step toward reframing the debate. But we need to go further in our reassessment of kids and medication.