Dr. Wedge's book, currently in hard cover (above), will be released as a paperback in August, 2012 with the new title: Pills are not for Preschoolers: A Drug-Free Approach for Troubled Kids
PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CHILDREN may be on the rise, but there are many behavioral health providers who advocate for treatments that do not include medication. Family therapist Dr. Marilyn Wedge numbers among them - she says: fix the social environment, fix the child. A regular contributor to both the Huffington Post and Psychology Today, Dr. Wedge writes about her years of experience helping children get better without pills in her new book: Suffer the Children: The Case Against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative.
She spoke with KTD producer Sarah Gonzales from her office in California.