Medication or Prison – One Mother’s Choice

I’ve spent the last several hours reading the saga of Maryanne Godboldo, the Detroit mother who had her 13 year old daughter removed from her care and was taken into custody by police after a long stand-off between her and the police. She wasn’t being pursued because she was a criminal or was abusing her child. She was reported to Child Protective Services by a child psychiatrist who reported her for weaning her daughter off of the anti-psychotic medication, Risperdal, and the 12 hour stand-off occurred when she refused to let a CPS worker and police officer into her home to take custody of her daughter.

Read the rest at The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation blog

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  • lynn May 23, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    This is horrifying. I don't even know what to say. I felt sick just reading it.

  • TwisterB May 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    And this is why many people think psychiatrists are evil, psychiatry is evil, and all psychiatric medications are unnecessary and evil.

    My heart goes out to Maryanne Godboldo and her daughter.

    But Seriously? This is so many levels of *facepalm* on the part of the doctor I don't even know where to start…