Call me old fashion, but I just don't think giving mind altering drugs to children under the age of five is a good thing...Maybe it was the entire: Just Say No To Drugs thing...or maybe it was Drew Barrymore taking that pledge with the Reagan's that she would be drug free (I know she was high at the time...lol)....But seriously folks...Do you think it is right (hell do you even think it is ethical) to give children Mind Altering Drugs Under the Age of FIVE? What would happen if someone walked up to your four-year old and gave them a line of cocaine? They would probably go to jail for child-abuse, right? AND YET: 280,000 babies (0-12 months) are prescribed mind-altering psychiatric drugs (I can't even imagine the sickness of someone who would diagnose a BABY with Behavioral Problem!!! It literally makes me ILL!!! ) Oh and another 198,000 children under the age of five are taking ADHD drugs. (Remember, these drugs are in the same class as cocaine). Then of course we have Tens-of thousands of children 0-5 on Antianxiety medication....because under five is really stressful.
From 0-5 more than ONE MILLION CHILDREN are on psychiatric drugs in the USA. Over 286 drug regulatory agency warn and cite dangerous and LIFE THREATENING side effects of the very drugs we are giving these one million children.
So my thought: WTF? Seriously? Someone explain this to me....because I don't understand. I have read the literature, I have seen how they diagnose these disorders. I have read the package inserts of these medications, I have watched documentary after documentary on these poor children. For the love of the children....We have to learn more about this stuff. Because when you really look at the "risk" vs. "reward" I really don't see how anyone could give a child UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE these kinds of drugs.
Sorry to be a Debbie Downer Today....Just don't understand and wanted to get the message out there...because I...like many of you...Was surprised to find out that 1 million children under the age of 5 are being drugged: To put in perspective, the estimated population of under five is 20 million...that means we are drugging 4.9% of our children under FIVE!!!!!
Have a Great day my friends....Chin up!!! Remember Knowledge is power!!!! We the PEOPLE need to take our POWER back. :)
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