The use of psychiatric medication, especially in children, has been under close scrutiny for over a decade. Reports of antidepressants causing suicidal behavior in children, and outcry against the overmedication of children for ADHD have raised both public and professional concern. A concern about the “quick fix” mentality of the pharmaceutical industry has made many potential consumers skeptical about the rationale and safety behind the use of psychiatric medications. This section will help you to consider all the facts and make a decision about medication that you will be comfortable with. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of medication, use the other resources offered throughout the book as your first line of defense.