Are the behavioral issues that are common with kids today solvable with medicine? Will more children taking medication help make behavioral problems less of an issue for parents and teachers?
While medications certainly help in some circumstances, simply prescribing more pills to more kids won’t protect them from many of the societal influences that are triggering their behavioral problems in the first place!
How the Amount of Children Taking Medication Might Be an Indicator of a Society in Crisis
1 in 10 American kids will be on behavioral meds for one disorder or another by age 18. This sounds like a youth crisis, but I’d like to propose that many kids are simply responding normally to a society that’s in crisis. Look, when impressionable young kids are inundated 24/7 with sex, drugs, rock, rap, hip hop, violence, busyness, information overload, family break up, re-definition of family, re-definition of gender, and more, a normal reaction to this degree of depraved stimuli WILL be chaos, which leads to insanity. So before medicating our kids, let’s first try turning off—or at least turning down—the mental and spiritual sewage we’ve allowed our kids to be exposed to.
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