Research and Expert Opinion on Overmedication of Autism and ADHD
A sampling of the literature on overmedication and autism. Please note that SOAR is not responsible for the content of external sites.
Large numbers of autistic Canadians are being given antipsychotic drugs, sometimes for questionable reasons. This article outlines the tragic costs.
This article cautions against overmedication and discusses risk factors in medication for autistic people, with the understanding that many autistic people rely on psychiatric medication for their health and well-being.
A balanced look at trends in antipsychotic use in autism, with suggested alternatives to manage issues such as aggression.
Why are so many kids on the spectrum taking it? And is it being misused? This article attempts to answer these questions.
Mental-health experts say young children diagnosed with ADHD in Canada can’t get behaviour therapy fast enough, resulting in an over-reliance on pills. This article discusses the troubling gap between recommended practices and go-to solutions.