Every so often, I get an email from someone who is seeking advice on some medical issue. For example, I received this short message a few days ago:
I just came across your report on Risperdal, and was wondering what your take is on a 3 year old taking Seroquel? How about a dosage of 900 mg per day? My daughter has been on it for almost one year now. Please give me your honest feedback on this.
My honest opinion is that a 2- or 3-year-old child should not be prescribed any kind of antipsychotic. But that’s just an opinion, and, I should stress, a non-professional one. I did not study medicine, so I am not qualified to give advice on such matters. Even if I was qualified, I don’t think it would be appropriate to do so. So please do not contact me seeking medical advice, as such requests will be ignored.