Archive for the ‘Psychotic’ Category

The Dangers of Drugs

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Young children and adolescents who take the newest generation of antipsychotic medications risk rapid weight gain and metabolic changes that could lead to diabetes, hypertension and other illnesses, according the biggest study yet of first-time users of the drugs.

The study, to be published Wednesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that 257 young children and adolescents in New York City and on Long Island added 8 to 15 percent to their weight after taking the pills for less than 12 weeks.

The patients, ages 4 to 19, added an average of one to one-and-a-half pounds a week.

Isn’t it time that we took the pharmaceutical companies to task and see why these children are psychotic rather than putting them on medication? We already know that improper nutrition and lack of exercise leads to many diseases and illnesses. Let’s wake up America and take charge of our health concerns.

New York Times, October 26, 2009 online