There is a sad storyin the New York Times today of an abused, neglected boy. What caught me eye was this:
About age 12, Mr. Harris-Moore was determined to have several psychiatric conditions, including depression, attention deficit disorder and intermittent explosive disorder, according to a later psychiatric report. He was prescribed antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs.
So he was prescribed antipsychotics, but psychotic wasn't one of his labels. This practice is so widespread it's hard believe in what it is exactly that antipsychotics do. If the drugs are supposed to be needed, what is an antipsychotic supposed to do for someone who doesn't have psychosis? What does an antipsychotic do for people who do have psychosis?