Psychotropic Drugs for Young Children

Psychotropic Drugs for Young Children

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...

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.

Guests

Dr. Julie Magno Zito

associate professor of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dr. Jean Thomas

psychiatrist in the psychiatry and behavioral science department of Children's National Medical Center

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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