The Film Medicated Child

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The film, Medicated Child, raised several considerable issues in todays society. Now more than ever, children are being diagnosed with mental illnesses early on. This is a serious concern considering the thousands of lives completely altered by a diagnosis which may or may not be true. As a case in point, the film interviews a boy named Jacob. He had no real problems until his teachers suggested he was hyperactive. He was later diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medicine. Jacob went on to take eight different medications for varying illnesses, some of which were caused by the medications prescribed. There are several issues witnessed in this sequence of events that may be applicable to the majority of adolescence diagnosed with a mental
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