Vatican Investigates Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Vatican Investigates Psychiatric Drugging of Children

On June 14-15, the Vatican held a conference, “The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared,” in order to bring professionals together to discuss the harmful consequences of psychiatric drugging of children and pregnant mothers. The conference organizers hoped to prove that “psychosocial options” are better than “psychotropic care,”‘ and focus on two main drug groups, antidepressants and antipsychotics.

One of the conference organizers, Dr. Barry Duncan, a clinical psychologist and director of the Heart and Soul of Change Project, has called for “religious orders, Catholic schools, hospitals, medical associations, media and parishes to become informed and help children and families discover alternatives to psychiatric medications, as well as help them have real input when discussing the risks and benefits of such medications.”

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Click here to read an article about this on the Vatican Radio web site.

Read the Catholic News Agency Press Release here.

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