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    Default Infants Being Given Psychiatric Drugs On The Rise

    Citizens Commission on Human Rights
    30 Dec., 2017
    * Note: this report is based on a "recent article" in the NY Times, but a search brings up the most recent date for such an article as December 2015.

    Psychiatric drug prescriptions for infants age 2 and younger have been rising at an alarming rate.
    The New York Times recently reported statistics obtained from the prescription data company IMS Health, the world’s leading health information and analytics company.

    • 20,000 prescriptions for Risperdal, Seroquel and other antipsychotics in 2014 – up from 13,000 the year before.
    • 83,000 prescriptions for the anti-depressant Prozac – a 23% increase from the year before.

    Can anyone determine that an infant 2 years old or less has depression or is a dangerous psychotic in the making?

    Read more: http://www.cchrflorida.org/infants-b...s-on-the-rise/
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    The most ridiculous story I've ever read. Any physician prescribing psych drugs for an infant should have their license suspended...permanently. I'm familiar with seroquel. Most adults don't do well with this drug. Can't imagine an infant on seroquel. The child probably never wakes up, as it makes you sleep.

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    These stories sicken me. In cases like these, let's examine the parents for parenting behavior!
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    You're right, parents should know better, but many don't. I think about the poor parents who allow hospitals to administer the Hepatitis B vaccine to their newborn baby, just hours old, before they leave the hospital. Many parents aren't even aware that the Hep B shot is given. So, I'm willing to cut the parents some slack on psych drugs. But, doctors, on the other hand, truly know better!!! Despicable.

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