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Are Children Medicated for Convenience, or Necessity?

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  • A BBC documentary examines what drives parents to put their kids on potent brain-altering drugs with potentially dangerous side effects
  • Many children today are drugged for “parental convenience,” as opposed to being treated for serious mental disorders
  • Many mood and behavior problems can be addressed safely and effectively without drugs

By Dr. Mercola

Millions of children are taking powerful mind-altering drugs, often before they're even old enough to attend school. The long-term effects of psychotropic drugs on children are largely unknown, while serious short-term side effects are unfortunately common, including seizures, suicidal ideation, violent behavior and more.


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