Children Overmedicated in State Custody

Prescription Pills

Children placed in the foster care system are more likely to be placed on psychotropic medication. Some of these children are taken from their homes because their parents are addicted to the same type of drugs that these children are later prescribed. Recently, when an overmedicated seven-year-old boy committed suicide, a debate over the widespread use of psychotropic medication was revived.

Foster parents and doctors often resort to strong anti-depressants to keep children with emotional problems in line. Treatment of their underlying psychological problems take second place to keeping them drugged up.

 


Read the rest of this Miami Herald editorial: Foster kids lose

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