Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Canada - Stop Doping Our Kids

Stop doping our kids

National Post

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I have been sounding the alarm for more than three years about how atypical antipsychotic drugs, designed for floridly psychotic adult patients, are now being prescribed to thousands of children. These drugs are chemical straitjackets and are being used to control children's behaviour under the guise of "treatment." These prescriptions are being used as methods of social control and are a serious violation of childrens' human rights.

It is interesting that in some editions of the Post, this front page article continued on an inside page alongside an article about outlawing spanking. Society clearly does not sanction assaulting children, and the public needs to know that these drugs are a form of assault.

The government must initiate an investigation into the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs on children and classify it as a form of criminal assault.

Marty Mckay, Clinical Psychologist, Toronto



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