The Role of Psychiatric Meds in School Violence

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I recently wrote a post on Fearless Parent, where I am Medical Director, to address concerns about the role of psychiatric meds in school violence. Take a look and see that I'm not the only one who believes there is an important link!

School should not be a place of danger. We can all agree on that premise, and we can debate how and why things have gone awry.

Is it media? Bad parenting? Access to weapons?

We have our own theories about what is driving bad behavior and mental illness in the pediatric population. It is surely tied to the effects of our environment and our food system on our pregnancies and developing minds. We are writing here, today, for a specific reason.

It is time to push psychiatric medications into the uncomfortable limelight.

Read the entire article at Fearless Parent.


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KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More