- Oliver Harper
- Lithonia, GA
- United States
What is the validity of using psychotropic medications on young children when there is no long term benefit and the risk outweigh the gains.
The psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry have targeted children with proposed remedies for altering their behaviors and it has been adopted into the mainstream of our culture where the pace of technology has impacted our capacity to engage, parent or expend the necessary time that our family needs to address divergent or disruptive behaviors whenever it surfaces. Our quick fix modas operandi need a parenting slow cook disposition so that our children can benefit from our wisdom, mindfulness and capacity to care and love at home. It is unethical for us to continue chemically altering the biochemistry of our children because we do have the time to give them. It is a societal problem of labeling that facilitates pill pushing triggers from the medical establishment that does not benefit the child. Children in foster care are often major victims in that they are often overmedicated with higher dosages than the general public. I need for each of us to make a stand to address this issue. If you have a child that is benefiting please let me know and what precipitated the need for medication in the first place. Children are active agents with diverse responses and behaviors who are exposed to nutritional elements that contribute to their disruptions and this may not have any thing to do with mental health labels that is often pathologized with treatment regimens that exacerbate the underlying condition. Help me raise awareness and advocate for the safety of children who often do not need the medication when placed in the right atmosphere that is relational and loving. Thanks