i’m watching this documentary called “the medicated child”, and call me close minded but it is absolutely ridiculous to medicate four year olds who evidently have “mood disorders”. the doctors in this documentary suggest that four year olds can be diagnosed with bipolar disorder upon the ADHD they apparently already have. it’s absolutely preposterous that any doctor has the nerve to prescribe antipsychotics to a four year old because of his excessive eating habits and temper tantrums. there is no single four year old in the world who doesn’t come down with temper tantrums. children who apparently eat too much should be checked for hormone imbalances first before being put on antipsychotic medications. as for anything else, start with therapy.
they call this an “experiment”. children are not subjects in an organic chemistry lab. they are not to be used as solutions in test tubes to add droplets of this or that to see what happens to the solution. they are not to be left in a drawer and wait for the effects months or years later. let’s not rob children of their minds and personalities before they even reach a decade of life.