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Almost 1 in 4 California foster children is on psychiatric meds

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Are psychiatrists stupid, evil, greedy or all three?

What do you think of this? Do these children deserve better? Would athletic and music programs be better alternative to meds? I feel like the psychiatric industry is stealing the childhoods of these kids.

Wouldn't you want your children to be active and healthy instead of sedentary and diabetic?
 

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Are psychiatrists stupid, evil, greedy or all three?

What do you think of this? Do these children deserve better? Would athletic and music programs be better alternative to meds? I feel like the psychiatric industry is stealing the childhoods of these kids.

Wouldn't you want your children to be active and healthy instead of sedentary and diabetic?

In my opinion, giving mind altering drugs to children should be a capital offense.
 

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Are psychiatrists stupid, evil, greedy or all three?

What do you think of this? Do these children deserve better? Would athletic and music programs be better alternative to meds? I feel like the psychiatric industry is stealing the childhoods of these kids.

Wouldn't you want your children to be active and healthy instead of sedentary and diabetic?

im sure being a foster child has some substantial challenges that I won't try to downplay.
But on a larger scale with all children, much can be attributed to diet. Starting with moms diet at conception. From egg to grave we are living on genetically modified, high fructose, preserved, colored, flavor enhanced, fluoridated, pesticide sprayed, herbicide sprayed, hormone injected, antibiotic injected, sulfated, hydrolyzed, artificially sweetened, endless river of crap from concentrate. Then take them to the doctor to have them fully immunized. But By God don't smoke or vape til you are 18 or drink til you are 21.
And we wonder why....
 

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Are psychiatrists stupid, evil, greedy or all three?

What do you think of this? Do these children deserve better? Would athletic and music programs be better alternative to meds? I feel like the psychiatric industry is stealing the childhoods of these kids.

Wouldn't you want your children to be active and healthy instead of sedentary and diabetic?

I think that the foster system is a joke and a money pit for the crooked.
 

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In my opinion, giving mind altering drugs to children should be a capital offense.

So should stupidity for ignoring valid, documented medical issues.
 

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So should stupidity for ignoring valid, documented medical issues.

Kids not paying attention or whatever, is not a medical issue.
 

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I'm a big believer in orphanages, as well as quality foster care. This phenomenon of ignoring children who go ferel has to be addressed.
 

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Are psychiatrists stupid, evil, greedy or all three?

What do you think of this? Do these children deserve better? Would athletic and music programs be better alternative to meds? I feel like the psychiatric industry is stealing the childhoods of these kids.

Wouldn't you want your children to be active and healthy instead of sedentary and diabetic?

The answer to your question, for too many parents, is a resounding, "No!" I knew a woman who shared her Prozac with her two year old daughter so she'd be quiet. My wife and I babysat three kids, the oldest six, and at bedtime the oldest said, "We have to take our cough medicine." I pointed out no one was coughing and they didn't have to take it at our house. We all got up the next morning and had breakfast. When Mom arrived I asked about the cough medicine, "Oh, they sleep better. If they don't take their cough medicine they'll be up at 7 a.m." Imagine that. Another woman who worked where I worked was desperately looking for a new doctor because her pediatrician had discontinued her prescription for codeine-based cough syrup.

A. I suspect the parents are mostly delighted to have stuffed animals instead of kids.
B. I wonder if 25% of the kids on psychiatric meds isn't low for the average of Californians on psychiatric meds?
 
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