Cheri - posted on 05/15/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My husband's ex-wife has put all of her children on some type of psychiatric drug. All, at very young ages. The latest is my step-grandchild. Triston is 4 and she says he has a mood disorder. How can anyone diagnose a child that young?! She is giving him Zoloft. We all could say bad things about the ex, but that is not what this post is about. We are beside ourselves. I believe that these drugs are dangerous for young children. Did you all know that in 7 out of the 10 school shootings that the perpetrator(s) were either taking or withdrawing from some sort of psychiatric drug? Unfortunately the research on meds for children is still ongoing. Although, they have now said that these drugs can easily affect the development of the prefontal cortex in a child. This part of the brain is responsible for reasoning, conscience, decision making, etc. this is scary stuff. I believe a child needs love, guidance and understanding, not drugs. Does anyone have any input on this matter. All is greatly appreciated.