In Some States, Incarcerated Kids Get Drugged to Alter Behavior

“Though the use of antipsychotic drugs on children is believed to carry significant risks [1] even when used properly to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, it’s not uncommon in some states [2] for juveniles in detention to be prescribed antipsychotics simply to counter mood disorders or aggressive behavior, according to an investigation by Youth Today, which covers the juvenile justice system and youth services.”

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