Graduation Date

Fall 12-3-2019

Grading Professor

Andrew Lehren

Subject Concentration


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


This capstone project takes a deep dive into the world of off-label medicine, specifically focusing on psychiatric drugs for children. Off-label medicine is common practice, but not many people understand the potential dangers of this practice if doctors are not forthcoming and honest with their patients about potential side effects. Throughout this report, we detail the experiences of youths who took antipsychotics and antidepressants for off-label purposes, and the life-changing side effects the experienced as a result.

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Clinton Harper as a child, before his Risperdal treatment

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Clinton Harper and his family

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Clinton Harper as a child, before his Risperdal treatment

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Clinton Harper (right) and his mother Teresa Harper (left) after his Risperdal treatment


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