As a school attorney I believe this to be true. As a parent, as well. And you? I suspect you believe it also. Here’s a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a psycholanalyst…. on this very vital issue.
I am a concerned observer– not an expert– in this field. What is also concerning as well is the long term effects on these children (mostly boys) who grow up.. Where do the meds take them?
I spoke recently to a psychiatric nurse who treats young homeless men– many of whom started on their drug use/abuse with these meds given to them in schools. Is there a connection? Some research points to that. It’s very concerning–a tragedy that needs to be studied widely.
We should not be doing harm when we’re trying to do good.