A study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the rates at which doctors are prescribing stimulants and antidepressants for children under 4 years of age is rising rapidly. A panel talks about why this is happening and how safe it is for very young children to take mood- and behavior-modifying drugs.

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  • Dr. Jean Thomas psychiatrist in the psychiatry and behavioral science department of Children's National Medical Center
  • Dr. Julie Magno Zito associate professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Lawrence H. Diller behavioral developmental pediatrician practicing in Walnut Creek, Ca. and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California--San Francisco. Author of "Running on Ritalin."

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