Autistic Children Targeted

by | Jun 15, 2012

An article in May 2012 stated that more than half of autistic school age children
are on one or more psychotropic drugs. These children already have a rough time
of it and undoubtedly their families suffer too. These mind altering chemicals
can create additional problems for the children as well as their families.
The reasoning behind the dispensing of psychotropic drugs for these autistic
children is that connected with autism are a large amount of psychiatric
symptoms. As well, of course, it is noted that there is an “absence of clear
practice guidelines for psychotropic medication use in children who have autism
spectrum disorder.”(according to researchers involved in the National Institute
of Mental Health survey)
The author says that children with autism are identified by age 3. These children
have impaired social, communication and behavioral development and this is
probably the reason they are targeted with psychiatric drugs. Foster children
also are an easy target for these drugs.
When the National Institute of Mental Health did its survey and came up with 56% of
autistic children between the ages of 6 and 17 being on psychotropic drugs, it
was noted too by the Centers for Disease Control that autism was considered a
rare diagnosis before 1980. In the past thirty plus years, then, autistic
children and the amount of psychiatric drugs which are being dispensed to them
for autism has increased surprisingly. Children with any and all so called
“problems” have also been being selected to take many of these dangerous drugs,
including Prozac, Abilify, Paxil, Ritalin and many other dangerous drugs.
There is no known cause or cure for autism. Therefore the effects created by mind
altering drugs cannot really be known either. However, the effects the drugs
can create are harmful and dangerous. Lisa Colpe, the lead author of the study
from the NIMH, wrote that researchers did not probe into what indications the
children were taking the medications for.
A mere two years ago, in 2010, 27 percent of children enrolled in the Autism
Speaks advocacy group were on psychotropic medications.


  1. Jay Nolan

    Nurse Michael Garritson found guilty Monday, April 22, of willful cruelty against a severely autistic patient in his care. A disgrace to all the caring, loving nurses out there. Just horrific. Hope this sends a message that if you abuse an autistic person you will be punished. What kind of nurse does this to his patient?????? Especially a severely autistic young man that can’t talk and defend himself. Good for the jurors in this case for seeing that you can’t abuse autistic people and get away with it.

  2. Aspiegalie

    See youtube video “Abuse and torture of autistic man must be punished”
    A rare look at everyone’s worst nightmare: trusted caregivers caught secretly eye gouging defenseless autistic man, punching him in face, stomach, kicking him, twisting his arm. Just horrific. These evil caretakers must surely go to jail!


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