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Kids Get More Psychiatric Meds Despite Slim Data

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Kids Get More Psychiatric Meds Despite Slim Data

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Kids Get More Psychiatric Meds Despite Slim Data

Kids Get More Psychiatric Meds Despite Slim Data

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The number of children taking psychiatric drugs has tripled since the 1980s. But doctors still have very little scientific information about whether these products are safe or effective for young patients. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.