Impulsivity

Beyond Well Science · Dec. 28, 2019

The Pharmacological Load on Foster Children

FEATURING: Dr. Jennifer McLaren, Dr. Erin Burnett
TAGS: ADHA, Anger, Depression, Foster Children, Impulsivity

A fascinating look at the trend toward over-drugging in America, especially concerning the country’s most vulnerable children.

By Sheila Hamilton

As many as forty percent of foster children are on multiple medications.

Dr. Erin Burnett and Dr. Jennifer McLaren study, research, and question whether the medications are necessary and whether the families and prescribing doctors are interested in a lower pharmacological load on children’s bodies.

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