Come on get happy

The risks of giving little kids psychotropic meds:

He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son. It’s like, you’d look into his eyes and you would just see just blankness.”

Meanwhile, in the September issue of Harper’s, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg writes a withering takedown of his own profession. The article is behind a paywall. But here’s a recent interview with Greenberg.

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2 Responses to Come on get happy

  1. daniel.lende says:

    I just saw that NY Times article. Great quote from it. And now I don’t have to highlight the piece… I’ll have to track down the Harper’s article, though.

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