"Schools are already doing it to kids."
You're right about that too! I can't believe the number of children nowadays that attend school drugged up... I don't recall that many kids I went to school with needing so much medication. I don't think society has changed THAT much, but their ideas (teachers, psychologists) on treating children with problems certainly has... The scariest thing is what happens to these children when they grow up, lose their parents health insurance, but are addicted to these mood-altering chemicals, and then have no experience in controlling their behavior without assistance from the drugs themselves? Childhood is about learning - behavior included... I'm not saying there are not ANY kids who are helped by these medicines, but it seems that nowadays ANY deviation from "normal" behavior warrants a visit to a psychiatrist for medication. [I've even heard of school officials (not doctors) requiring medication or the child not being able to attend classes with that decision made BEFORE the child has even seen a doctor or been diagnosed with a medication requiring illness! Many teachers and administrators are taking it upon themselves to diagnose these children - they are teachers, not doctors and this practice should be stopped!]
"medication requiring illness" = illness requiring medication... (o:
It also has gotten to the point where parents have been accused by officials of child abuse or neglect if they refuse to allow their kids to take medications that a teacher or principal "prescribed".
posted on 04/17/2005 10:54:56 AM PDT
(FTAA delenda est)
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