Antipsychotics: History – Then and Now

The Times-News
Modern mind medicines begin to lose luster
January 27, 2009

Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pick to blunt emotions and reduce agitation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seroquel (Quetiapine) – Not FDA Approved for Children

The antipsychotic Seroquel is mentioned in this story: http://www.dallasnews.com/cgi-bin/lettertoed.cgi; http://www.dallasnews.com/cgi-bin/lettertoed.cgi. In 2007 it was used on 3,418 foster kids in Texas – cost $6.5 million. Seroquel is not FDA approved for anything whatsoever on chidren. State legislators across the country largely remain unaware that their financially burdened Medicaid programs are funding this drug experimentation. This is costing states millions upon millions. How much is your state spending on antipsychotic drugging of children? It is a public record. Read the rest of this entry »