Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain Themes

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Overmedication

There are many reasons why critics of today's pharmaceutical practices believe America's children are overmedicated. Most of these issues aren't directly addressed in Med Head but it's clear that Cory Friedman is overmedicated for his conditions. On the array of medications doctors prescribe, Cory's side effects range from hyperactivity to nearly comatose states of vacancy. Perhaps the most harrowing example of Cory's overmedication occurs when the high profile doctor in New York, Dr. Holmes, prescribes tetrabenazine to treat his tics. It's a powerful drug normally used to treat schizophrenia, but isn't usually legal to prescribe in the United States. Immediately, it's clear that Dr. Holmes is more interested in her research, and getting tetrabenazine approved in America, than she is in Cory as a patient: "I turn back to the far wall and try not to think about it. I tell myself that they've seen so many other...

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