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Research and Expert Opinion on  Overmedication and  Mental Health

A sampling  of the literature on overmedication and general mental health. Please note that SOAR is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Overprescribing Drugs to Treat Mental Health Problems:

Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, which co-occur frequently with autism and other forms of neurodiversity, are often treated with psychiatric medications.  This article explains why this reliance on medication could be problematic.

The Overmedication of Vulnerable Youth with Psychiatric Medication:  A Call for New Regulations


This overview of factors contributing to overmedication of vulnerable youth focuses on the American scene, but has relevance for Canadians.

Doctors are increasingly medicating children with antidepressants and antipsychotics, which this article contends  could be a sign of using drugs to achieve 'behavioural control' .

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