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.
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.
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' .