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The Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

February 11, 2012

Medicaid records in some states show infants less than a year old on drugs for mental disorders.The use of powerful antipsychotics with privately insured children, aged 2 through 5 in the US, doubled between 1999 and 2007, according to a study of data on more than one million children with private health insurance in the January, 2010, “Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.””These drugs have measurable severe hazardous effects on vital biological systems, including: cardiovascular adverse effects that result in shortening lives; metabolic adverse effects that induce diabetes and the metabolic syndrome,” she wrote. “Long-term use of antipsychotics has been shown to result in metabolic syndrome in 40% to 50% of patients.”

via The Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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