Friday, December 16, 2011

Ke'onte, 12, tells Congress how he was drugged for 4 years in foster care | Mail Online


Ke'onte's plight came to light as a Government Accountability Office report was released that found the federal government had not done enough to oversee the treatment of foster children with powerful drugs.
The study found cared-for children were up to 13 times more likely to be prescribed anti-psychotics and anti-depressants than other children.
Ke'onte, who was adopted in 2009, said he had tantrums as a foster child and was inaccurately diagnosed as bipolar and having ADHD.
'I’ve been in the mental hospital three times during foster care, and every time I had to get on more meds or new meds to add to the ones I was already taking,' he said.

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