Every now and again something comes along that really needs no introduction. Something as simple as a two minute video kinda sums up the needless over-prescribing of powerful antidepressant-type medications to the most vulnerable.
This two minute video was put together by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights [CCHR]. They've been banging the drum for years regarding the dangers of these types of medications.
I've wrote about the CCHR before on this blog [here and here] and in my book. They are an organisation who pretty much kick ass and an organisation that recognise that others kick ass too.
Any healthcare professional with a conscience should see that handing out powerful drugs to kids whose brains have not yet fully developed is wrong on so many levels.
Here's the video and also the accompanying message I put on Facebook too.
"Check it out. If it moves you then share it. If it doesn't then continue posting fluffy kittens or bunnies to your Facebook wall. Truth is 280,000 babies, from 0 to 12 months of age, are being prescribed psychiatric drugs. Truth is almost 200,000 children, under the age of 5, are taking ADHD drugs. Truth is.... well, just watch the video."