12-Year-Old Testifies in U.S. Senate Hearing About Psych Drugs

12-year-old foster child, Ke’onte Cook, testifies in U.S.
Senate hearing about his experience with psych drugs

The Financial and Societal Costs of Medicating America’s Foster Children

Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Watch the video on PsychNews.

Ke’onte says, “About a year after I was adopted I found out I was on twenty different drugs total, and sometimes I took up to five drugs at one time. … Some of the things I was diagnosed with were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Insomnia, ADHD, Depression. … I had side effects no one told me about … I think putting me on all these stupid meds was the most
idiotic thing I’ve ever experienced in foster care and was the worst thing someone could do to foster kids.”

For more information:

* CCHR Watchdog Radio podcast “Protecting Foster Children from Psychiatric Drugs“.

* ABC News Reports Shocking Use of Psychiatric Drugs With Foster Children.

* “The Psychiatric Drugging of America’s Foster Children” by Peter Breggin.

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