Thursday, October 20, 2005

Drugging children

I have written here occasionally, and at greater length in OpenMind magazine, about the number of children being diagnosed with attention problems and prescribed medication.

PBS - the American Public Broadcasting Service - has an interview with Peter Breggin, the leading critic of this trend:
What medicine and psychiatry have done is to take essentially behavioural problems - problems of conflict between adults and children - and redefine them as medical problems.

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