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Children in the West are routinely diagnosed as depressed, hyperactive or bipolar, and systematically plied with powerful drugs.
In the US alone, it's a market worth
$130 000 per second. But if we were allowed access to proper
information, would we really be doling these pills out like sweets,
to get our troubled children off our nerves?
At the 1991 Prozac trials, scores of impassioned victims affirmed that the drug pushed them to the brink of despair:
Countless others weep for dead relatives. But this moving footage is only the tip of the iceberg: most of the tapes are now lost.
...have worked hard to silence these
angry voices and reduce the available information to a mere whisper.
At the core of the whole affair is the
drug companies' ruthless pursuit of profit: how can we trust any
drug when its safety is "guaranteed" by the same body that makes
money out of it?
Experts fear that unnecessary damage done by one drug will trap patients in a cycle of chemical imbalance and further drug dependency:
In this era of mercenary medication, are we forgetting what it is to be human?
One expert sums it up:
Just a few decades ago, it was accepted that kids sometimes get sad; kids sometimes get restless.
Now, it seems we are panic-prescribing against phantom defects, trying to make human beings into happiness-machines: