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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Warren, MI
    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I'm not saying that there are not children that don't need medication.

    But many doctors are allowed by parents to over medicate their kids.

    I like to call it "babysittter in a bottle"

    Guess what, Medicaid pays for a lot of these drugs for kids, like 100% if the family qualifies....

    A lot of parents are manipulated by teachers and doctors into allowing their kids to be medicated. The schools are not always subtle about energetic kids-instead of sending them down to the janitor to help him for a bit (like they did with unruly boys in my day), they tell parents that unless they have a doctor see the kid and assess him for medication, the school will evaluate him for special education and give him that stigma.
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    Senior Member obx's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    KIll Devil Hills, N.C.
    I read a report that said the main problem...OH, LOOK! A BUTTERFLY!
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