Preschoolers are leading the growth in use of antidepressants by U.S. children, even though many questions persist about the safety and effectiveness of using these drugs on minors.
A study published in the journal Psychiatric Services found that children 5 years old and younger are the fastest-growing segment of the nonadult population using antidepressants today.
Why in the world would a preschooler need an antidepressant? Are there that many parents so self-centered that they must keep their children drugged into passivity? Or is the profit motive so strong that doctors are convincing patients that the little kiddies really need Proloft to help them make it through the day?