Dubious Drug Therapy
Byline: Keith Hoeller , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Another teenager has shot and murdered schoolchildren and mental health movement proponents have offered us the standard explanation and the usual solution. This child was mentally ill, we are told, and if only someone had seen the symptoms and notified mental health authorities, the child would have been accurately diagnosed, given the proper medication, and this tragedy could have been prevented.
If only the child had been placed on antidepressant medications, psychiatrists say, this murder/suicide would never have happened. The story is usually followed by calls for more mental health screening and treatment …
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Publication information: Article title: Dubious Drug Therapy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 29, 2005. Page number: A15. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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