Monday, May 9, 2011

Generation RX

Fascinating documentary about the over medication of our children. A Dr in this film calls the use of psychiatric prescription drugs the equivalent of administering *Chemical Lobotomies*.

You cant be prescribed a psychotropic drug until you are diagnosed with a mental disorder. There is a book called the DSM that list all the mental disorders Drs can use to label their patients. There are over 300 labels and the list grows every year. Pharmaceutical reps write research and publish the disorders in this book. Talk about a conflict of interest!!!

Very sick scary system, run by money money money.

There is no blood test or xray that can be used to determine a childs need for drugs. Drs are guessing. Here is a supposed expert Dr Mark Vonnegut trying to explain how to diagnose a child with ADHD.

I wonder how many of the 10 million children on these powerful drugs really need to be? How much bad behavior is due to sin, bad parenting, negative peer pressure, just boys that need to run around. Could our childrens depression be a result of a lack of love training and attention? The film doesnt mention the parents responsibility or role in helping train or mold these children, but I know when my children are restless, and disobedient it can almost always be remedied by a shift in my own parenting

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I agree that these psychotropic drugs are prescribed far too often, and the bottom line is money, money, money. Some of the side effects are so dangerous too. Why would a parent want to give a child a drug that has the potential of producing suicidal feelings? I just don't get it. I read a book several years ago by Dr. Peter Breggin called Your Drug May Be Your Problem. He has since that time written several books on the topic of the dangers of these psychotropic drugs. He has a website too if you'd like to check him out.

    God's richest blessings to you and your family,

    Carol Connell