Film Analysis: The Medicated Child

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Modern age has brought us into the medical age, where we have a cure or remedy for almost anything we could be afflicted with, yet, as demonstrated in The Medicated Child, children are still blatant test subjects. Drugs intended for – and tested on – adults are prescribed to children with alarming abundance, with little forethought, and next to no knowledge of how they interact in the developmental process. Any behaviorist sees the rampant application of the medical model. Each child during the film has their “abnormal behavior” drugged away. Even the doctors acknowledge that they really don’t know what they are doing. This is absolutely absurd. It's my opinion that's drugs should be used only after all other avenues have been taken and only

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