Monday, November 05, 2007

Drugging Our Poor

"The increasing correlation between psychiatric visits and medicated
therapy may call into question whether mental screening actually
benefits the public. In 2002, the Journal of the American Academy Child
& Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reported that 9 of 10 children referred
to a psychiatrist received psychotropic medications as part of their
treatment. Dr. Peter Breggin, psychiatrist and founder of ICSPP,
asserted that psychotropic drugs are insufficient treatment because they
"deaden the person's response to life. That is not dealing with
psychosis. Psychosis has to do with a very complex way of thinking."

"TeenScreen's earlier reliance on passive parental consent, the
program's high rate of false positives, and concerns about privacy
invasion have caused many groups to publicly denounce its policies."

http://www.aim.org/briefing/5845_0_5_0_C/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TeenScreen video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfU9puZQKBY

TeenScreen petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/TScreen/petition.html