A recent Miami Herald article reported that a third Florida foster child has committed suicide and is the third in less than a year for Florida’s foster care system.
Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, a veteran himself, has asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the “VA’s psychoactive drug-centric mental health standard for our veterans.”
A recently published study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica by a group of researchers in Denmark investigated and found an association between prenatal exposure to psychotropic drugs and long-term cognitive impairment in school-age children.
A new report issued by the RAND Corp. shows that high percentages of active duty service members in 2013-2014 filled prescriptions for dangerous psychiatric drugs. Yet, it doesn’t report on the documented side effects of the drugs which include suicidal ideation, risk and actual suicide attempts.
A recent study published online in JAMA Pediatrics on May 1, 2017, examined education and health outcomes of children taking ADHD drugs compared to children not taking ADHD drugs. It found that the schoolchildren taking the drugs had worse outcomes than those children who weren't taking them.