Since 1993, the number of American children forced to take dangerous "antipsychotic" drugs has risen by fivefold, according to a grim new study published by the Archives of General Psychiatry.
The real effects of the crazy pills on kids haven't been studied -- none of the "commonly prescribed antipsychotics" are even approved for use on children.
But that hasn't stopped America's reckless and corrupt doctors from writing prescriptions for any child who shows the slightest sign of bad behavior.
What little is known about the long-term effects is all bad: The drugs turn kids into obese diabetics with ruined minds.
In the early 1990s, only 275 of every 100,000 kids were put on the deadly brain drugs. By 2002, that figure had risen to a shocking 1,438 per 100,000.
While prescription sales of Ritalin and antidepressants have finally dropped a bit after a decade of horror stories, suicides and mass murders committed by America's addled youth, more and more kids are being forced to take powerful antipsychotic medicine for the most mundane "behavioral problems."
"The explosion in the use of drugs, some experts said, can be traced in part to the growing number of children and adolescents whose problems are given psychiatric labels once reserved for adults and to doctors' increasing comfort with a newer generation of drugs for psychosis," the New York Times reported today.
But in the years since, the rate has risen even more dramatically.
Between 2001 and 2004, doctors prescribed antipsychotics to a staggering 80% more kids.
The results have been truly awful.
A grim yet common example is provided by a newspaper columnist in Halifax who tells the horrifying story of "Erin," a normal little girl whose teen years became a nightmare all because of crazed doctors who literally made her insane with their fiendish prescriptions.
By the time she was an institutionalized teenager, "Erin" was convinced Hitler was stalking her in the hospital, that an invisible boy named "Timmy" was always with here and that she couldn't cross a line drawn on the floor of her room.
"Erin" attacked nurses, spent hours writing tiny numbers all over the walls of her hospital cell, convulsed in fear over nothing apparent to anyone else and would go into eye-rolling seizures or collapse into her plate of food.
Bush's Big Government
According to the Homeland Stupidity website, much of the recent surge in child antipsychotic prescriptions comes from foster homes encouraged to get their charges on the crazy pills.
The federal government wants to perform mental health screening on infants and get them started on drugs which they will take for their entire lives, if the drugs donâ€™t kill them first. And youâ€™re going to pay for it, whether you want to or not.
Already, children as young as 3, who wind up in the foster care system, are receiving psychiatric drugs for such disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, with over 60% of foster children in Texas, nearly two-thirds in Massachusetts, and 55% of foster children in Florida on as many as 16 different psychiatric drugs.
The federal program's roots are in Texas.
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