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R L Cima, Ph.D

R L Cima, Ph.D

For 35 years, Dr. Cima was the CEO of several MH agencies for children in California. He is a vocal opponent of psychotropics for kids. In his last agency, 26 of 30 children were medicated. In 3 years the number was 6 when he retired. He now writes and lectures on the subject.

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I've been working with children and families from the foster care system in California for 35 years. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology. I'm an active opponent of the use and abuse of psychotropic medication given to manage children. There are no psychiatric diseases.

For the past 20 years, I've been running mental health agencies. As the Executive Director of several, I did not allow psychotropic medication to be given to children. In the last agency I ran, 26 out of 30 children were medicated when I arrived. We reduced and then eliminated medication for nearly all of them. I say nearly all because I left before we were at zero. We were down to 5 after 3 years. Most important, common child management problems (runways, fights, restraints) were nearly eliminated as medication was eliminated.

I recently retired, and after a year, I'm just now starting to enjoy it. However, I'm still passionate and very active. I several articles and, eventually, an iBook.

I will add more to my bio soon.


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