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Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids

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Faced with the challenging behaviour of their kids, more and more parents in America are turning to psychoactive medication to help them cope, even though the drugs, and sometimes the diagnoses, remain controversial. Louis travels to one of America's leading children's psychiatric treatment centres, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to get to know the diagnosed children and hoping to understand what drives parents to put their kids on drugs.

Louis meets Hugh, a 10-year-old who has been diagnosed with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, Asperger's syndrome and bipolar disorder. Moving in with Hugh and his family, Louis learns more about his controversial diagnosis and gets to know a family where even the dog is on meds.

He also meets Jack, aged six, a child who has been excluded from school for his explosive behaviour and who now takes antidepressant medication for his anxiety. And when 15-year-old Kaylee (diagnosed with ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder) takes a day off her medication, Louis gets a glimpse of what life is like without the drugs.

From 'med checks' to 'personal pharmacies', Louis explores the world of psychiatric medication for kids, attempting to find the line between ordinary bad behaviour and pathology, and answer the question of whether the latest pharmaceuticals are taking the place of old-fashioned parenting.

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they give the dog medicine???? for anxiety?

f*ck*ng americans

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The football is on now so I will iplayer this in work I suppose.

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they give the dog medicine???? for anxiety?

f*ck*ng americans

s'what im saying!

that family is f*cked up

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f*ck*ng americans

The kid even said he never meant to kill himself

IMO thats a typical kiddy tantrum threat ie. holding breath, wacking head etc...

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oppositional defiance?

swear thats just disobedience?

they have drugs for that?

shieeeeet

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Jack's a right little sh*t.

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Theroux's being a stupid f*ck*ng prick >>>>>>>

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cheeze the yout always wanted the bad guy to win

watch when he gets his hands on WoW

its a wrap for the parents

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lmao, Louis gonna push Jack over the edge

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Theroux's being a stupid f*ck*ng prick >>>>>>>

LOL

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these parents love the drama

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Hugh is gonna shoot up his school in 6 years time.

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LOL

"I'd rather stick a knife up Maves nose"

LMFAO

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God damn he is a little sh*t

"I don't like her, don't even love her"

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"the worlds my nemesis, then i'm their nemesis"

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dude is a future super villain

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"The world is my nemesis"

Hugh is a future serial killer.

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Hugh is gunna innovate the murder game

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smh yanks

these kids shouldnt be allowed amongst civilised people

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Lol that chick was talkin as if ADHD was aids or somethin

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Pray to God this yout doesn't read 'Catcher in the rhe'.

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why is theoux stirring this youts psychosis further?

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