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Mental Illness in Children - Part I

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Mental Illness in Children - Part I

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Mental Illness in Children - Part I

Mental Illness in Children - Part I

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Doctors are diagnosing an increasing number of children at younger ages with serious mental disorders. Many of those children are being treated with psychiatric drugs developed for adults. Experts say the trend is worrisome because most of the medications have never been tested for safety or effectiveness in children. NPR's Vicky Que reports.