The danger of exaggerating the use of psychotropic medications by children and teens is that it denies both the seriousness and the reality of the conditions that drive parents, reluctantly, to seek help for their kids in the first place.
The non-care of our children, the cruel burden of responsibility that now rests on the shoulders of individual mothers (and fathers, for that matter) is every bit as urgent and moral an issue as reproductive rights. And it is an absolutely central issue to the flourishing of our economy.
Judith Warner is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. She is also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Time.com. She was a 2012–2013 recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. She is best known for her New York Times bestseller, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the […]
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