Generation RX, as I watch this documentary on the industry of drugging children for profit without care or understanding to how the drugs effect their minds I consider myself lucky to have turned out the way I have. I was one of those children. Over the course of 6 years I was prescribed a plethora of psychotropic and sleep medications only to serve as a mere peon to a money-making scheme for Big Pharma. More and more in recent years children who are deemed defective by uncaring psychiatrists are thrown under foot as stepping stones for the pharmacological industry when little is understood as to what was going wrong in the children's brains. In many instances these drugs are like sweeping a pile of dirt under a carpet to not fix, but hide the disarray, as opposed to facing the issue and finding the root and cause of the problem.
What many don't understand is that these drugs are often the cause of more problems themselves.
Research shows that in the cases of the Columbine shootings and other recent school shootings the perpetrators of the homicides had been on or had taken some sort of psychotropic medications, names such as Prozac and Trazodone suddenly become familiar. Were these children with their drug-altered still-developing minds born horrendous murderers? Or were they victims of chemical lobotomies?
One of the most common terms thrown around lately "ADHD" seems to become so popular amongst psychiatrists that the diagnosis has grown like the manic fervor of a frothing dog.
"Does your child have difficulty concentrating in school? Does he or she tend to disobey your orders? Do they seem hyperactive and unfocused? You child may have ADHD and we have a prescription that can help."
What child doesn't do those things? It is rare when they don't, but does that mean that those children are defective and in need of a quick fix to mend their "broken" mental capabilities? In truth the drug is often over-prescribed and used as a band-aid sold to lazy parents that feel they don't have the time or energy to properly raise their children or confront the issues their children may have. Psychotropics are often used as pharmacological babysitters.