psychology Module 4 # 2


  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.


It was very sad to know that foster kids are taking five or more medications at a time. We all know that medications, beside their positive results, have side effects too. Giving these kids high dose of psychotropic drugs badly affect their mental health. In my opinion, It is hard for these children to adjust in a new environment without their parents, so it is obvious that they would be up sad. It does not mean that they are mentally ill. These children should be treated with love, care, and sympathy instead of forcing them to take psychotropic drugs. I think doctors should be restricted to prescribe powerful psychotropic drugs to children, specially to those who do not have any psychological problems.  

I was very mad on the doctor who put Gabriel Myers on strong mind-altering drugs, which made him to commit suicide. How could the doctor prescribe that powerful drug to that seven years old kid after only five minutes visit? I my opinion, there should be a law that ensure that foster kids are only prescribed psychotropic medications when absolutely necessary. Also, they should be offered non-drug treatment. I agree with the second opinion by other doctor before starting the medication, it would decrease the risk of being hurt by the medications.