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Fixin' Healthcare

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teenagers and Antidepressants

Two thoughts in this article strike me as worthy of more consideration. One is the doctor who prescribed sleeping pills and told Mrs. Bolton-Fasman to get a hold of herself. Perhaps he was doing what doctors do but neither course of action was helpful. Second is the opinion of Mrs. Bolton-Fasman to use all the resources available when the situation requires it. But powerful medications have consequences as well as benefits. Keep in mind Mrs. Bolton-Fasman's other consideration that parents need to "square off" down the road on the decision to use drugs.


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