Info on abuse by psychiatry in foster care
Articles, news items, etc. related to misuse of mental health system within a foster care environment for youth.
You'll find a variety of items here related to how young people are especially vulnerable when in the care of the state, because of abuse by the mental health care system, especially massive psychiatric drugging.
Youth and Foster Care Psychiatric Drugging
(Published: Dec 01, 2011 02:00 PM)
The NY Times reports on a study in journal Pediatrics about massive drugging of young people in USA foster care homes, especially with so-called "antipsychotic" drugs also known as neuroleptics.
(Published: Aug 19, 2008 07:14 PM)
A mainstream Texas newspaper examines the massive, profitable and illegal psychiatric drugging of children in Texas foster care.
(Published: May 15, 2008 01:27 PM)
The US Congress held a public hearing about the way youth in foster care are often given large amounts of powerful psychiatric drugs, without adequate oversight, accountability, information, alternatives and advocacy. Vera Sharav of Alliance for Human Research Protection issued this report.
(Published: May 08, 2008 05:18 PM)
Hearings are being held in US Congress on 8 May 2008 about the abuse of foster care youth by psychiatric drugging.
(Published: May 08, 2008 04:55 PM)
USA Today did a series about psychiatric drugging of youth, including this on the foster care controvers.
External link: http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/youth-mental-health/usa-today-neuroleptic/foster-kids-psychiatric-drugs/
(Published: Nov 30, 2007 04:10 PM)
The largest daily newspaper in Oregon published a three-part investigation of the the massive psychiatric drugging of youth in foster care in Oregon. Below is the text from the series, at bottom are links to the original articles.
(Published: Apr 04, 2007 03:49 PM)
Alliance for Human Research Protection reports about a Texas Foster Care Investigation issued in 2004 by Texas comptroller, Carole Keeton Strayhorn. Children as young as three are drugged with neuroleptics.
External link: http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/04/11/13.php
(Published: Jan 08, 2007 02:03 PM)
Youth in foster and group homes are often given psychiatric drugs, including "polypharmacy" -- a chemical cocktail of multiple psychiatric drugs -- according to this study published by the American Psychiatric Association.