Posted , updated Mar 23, 2006.
Soaring numbers of American children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs - in many cases, for attention deficit disorder or other behavioral problems for which these medications have not been proven to work, a study found. The findings are worrisome “because it looks like these medications are being used for large numbers of children in a setting where we don’t know if they work,” said lead author Dr. William Cooper, a pediatrician at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
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