Drugging Our Children

Drugging Our Children

How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest, and What We Can Do to Stop It

Book - 2012
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This book exposes the skyrocketing rate of antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children, identifies grave dangers when children's mental health care is driven by market forces, describes effective therapeutic care for children typically prescribed antipsychotics, and explains how to navigate a drug-fueled mental health system.

* A chapter on effective parenting coauthored by a leading parenting expert, Laura Berk

* Contributions by noted medical journalist Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic

* Information on legal issues by Harvard-educated lawyer Jim Gottstein

* Insights from former pharmaceutical industry insider, Gwen Olsen

* An examination of community approaches to children's mental health care by internationally known psychologist Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2012
ISBN: 9780313396830
0313396833
Branch Call Number: 618.9289 D794
Characteristics: xvii, 232 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Robbins, Brent Dean
Olfman, Sharna

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