Metformin for Weight Loss in Children Taking Psychotropic Drugs
Oh my gosh!! Are we so incredibly far gone that we cannot see just how incredibly studid this is? We give a child a drug designed to influence how his/her brain works, despite the fact that this brain is still developing and we really have no clue how the brain chemisty truly works. Then, since weight gain is a side effect of this class of drugs, we give them ANOTHER drug to reduce risk of this first drugs’ side effects!!
These are CHILDREN we are talking about–not lab rats that we can alter their physiology and not care how they develop later in life because we’re going to dissect them long before than anyway. The picture of a society that contains drugged up children is far too reminiscent of a Brave New World mentality.
American Journal of Psychiatry — Abstracts: Morrison et al. 159 (4): 655 –