Posted by: brambledoula | November 10, 2007

Children forced to be drugged?

I’ve been hearing more and more about this happening, and came across this article today. Scary times.


State mandated drugging of children as young as three years old is a disturbing yet growing trend. Here Gregory Hession, J.D., recounts one of his cases where he tried, in vain, to uphold a heartbroken mother’s wishes not to drug her six-year-old mildly autistic son, who had been taken into state custody after her refusal.

Without the presence of a single doctor, the court decided to put the child on five powerful anti-psychotic drugs, even though none of these drugs have been approved by the FDA for use in children.

Peter Breggin, M.D., author of Toxic Psychiatry and other books about the use of psychiatric drugs, maintains that no psychiatric drug treatment corrects or improves existing brain dysfunction (such as a biochemical imbalance.) This, he says, is a major misunderstanding about psychiatry that the profession tries to hide because it places these drugs outside the scope of proper treatment for mental disorders.



  1. You are invited to visit the blog and comment on it :

    Benjamin Merhav
    Melbourne, Australia

  2. My son was on antipsychotics for a while. I took him off and am treating his disorder naturally – and I didn’t tell the school because I feared something similar. I have heard so many horror stories of sp. ed. children and their parents being told that they’ll only be accepted in class if they are on XYZ medication, or Ritalin, or whatever.

    My son’s school never noticed, except he’s getting better grades, so I guess the natural route is working!

  3. I know a lot of kids have improved (as the article suggests) with dietary changes, my own son included. I just think it’s so frightening that the system can force drugs. I read another article recently on a baby taken into foster care because the parents didn’t do a pku test on their newborn for religious reasons (which is a legal reason in their state and ours!). The baby was taken into custody, given the heel stick and returned. Such a violation of rights ::shudder::

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