JRC Avoids or Minimizes Antipsychotic Medication Whenever Possible

Such medications have usually failed to effectively treat the students we serve and largely function to sedate students into a drugged stupor in which education is not very possible.

In addition, almost all psychotropic medications have the following problems:

  • they have not been approved by the FDA for use with children;
  • they have known dangerous side effects; and
  • they often prove to have unknown dangerous side effects that may not turn up for years or decades after the first introduction of the medication, at which time the damage that has been done to the body may be irreversible.

JRC’s policy of avoiding or minimizing antipsychotic medications is particularly important for those students who may be allergic to such medications.