Psychology Module 4 # 3


  Make an initial post (100 word minimum)  to EACH of the four discussion topics within the first two weeks of the beginning of the course.

2.  Students are required to make at least three reflective posts (100 word minimum) to the comments of other students.   

Students must begin by first stating “I believe your main (basic)point was”.  You may then proceed to discuss your viewpoint and advance or clarify you contribution to the discussion topic.

3.  For a post to be considered significant it must be a minumum of 100 words.


I got mad at the part of the video that said that 26,000 foster children are on psychotropic drugs, including infants.  Infants don’t have any psychological problems at that age, if they ever will.  There is absolutely no reason to be giving infants these powerful drugs.  There’s no reason for any of the children to get these medications prescribed to them.  I agree that they should have a second opinion from a doctor that knows what they are doing.  Most, if not all, of these kids have no mental illness.  For example that one boy said that he got diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD.  He knew he didn’t have these disorders. 

Another thing is that they should not be forced to take these medications.  I am personally diagnosed with depression and anxiety.  No one can force me to go to a psychiatrist and be prescribed medicine.  No one can make me take the prescriptions every day.  The kids have opinions too, no matter how young they are. 

One of the drugs they mentioned was Symbyax, also called Fluoxetine and Olanzapine.  The side effects of this drug include vision changes and swelling in your hands or feet, among other things.  They are giving kids this drug that hurts their vision and makes their hands/feet swell.  This is not the correct way to treat a child.  Any child not just foster kids.  Especially since most of these drugs would not even be prescribed to adults.