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20 Kids Talk About Being Medicated At A Young Age
Childhood is supposed to be happy and carefree, but it doesn't always turn out that way. These 19 people say that from a young age, they were forced to take medication. From depression to OCD, they developed signs of illness before most people learn long division and have been taking pills ever since. Some people are thankful for modern medicine, others wonder what life would be like unmedicated. Scroll down to learn their stories.

These kids say they were put on medication at a young age.

1
I was diagnosed with depression at the age of 13. I take medication but I still feel happier in my dreams than in real life and I rarely actually feel happy.

And they say it hasn't been easy.

2
Still overcoming depression at a young age is tough and I take more medicine than my grandma does and it still doesn't work. I could have been so much more...

It can feel like no one understands.

3
No one understands the struggle of taking so many medication at a young age. Depression is killing me.

And can be super scary.

4
I was diagnosed with ADHD, at a young age. Took medicine for it. 
After that experience I am scared to take any.

Some kids feel like they have grown dependent on their medication.

5
After being diagnosed at such a young age with ADD/ADHD I feel I've become so reliant on my medication that I'd never finish university without it.
6
My mom had me put in a mental hospital at the age of 12. I'm happy because I got help but at the same time wish she didn't. I've been addicted to psychiatric medication for 6 years now. I can't imagine my life without it.
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