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.


  • 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."

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Trump Campaign And Challenges For Down-Ballot Republican Candidates

Thursday, Oct 27 2016Donald Trump’s campaign and questions about fundraising are presenting challenges for other Republican candidates across the country. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests talk about what this could mean for the G-O-P’s get-out-the-vote operations and key races in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina and elsewhere.

A Conversation With “Broad City” Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

Wednesday, Oct 26 2016What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.