Foster children are being made to take powerful anti-psychotic drugs that have serious side effects.
I’ve written before about kids being over-prescribed drugs for ADD and ADHD. But this is a new form of child abuse.
Some of these drugs foster care kids are wrongly given include aripiprazole, olanzapine, paliperidone, quetiapine fumarata and risperidone—out-dated drugs used to treat various mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and to help soothe symptoms for people with autism.
For mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, these illnesses are usually not diagnosed until late teen years and up to late twenties, and only affect a small part of the population.
Yet the FDA approved young children to take them in the foster care system.
Doctors who reviewed these patients found 67% had received mistreatment in the system.
Symptoms for these drugs include insomnia, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, fatigue, and much more.
Often, these drugs are used just to keep the kids quiet.
This borders on criminal negligence by the FDA, Obamacare and Medicaid…and of course the foster care system.
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