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Drugs for Schizophrenics Regularly Dispensed to Foster Kids

June 9, 2016

(Reuters) – One in nine children in foster care in the U.S. are medicated with antipsychotics, despite efforts to curb the use of these potentially dangerous drugs, a new study found. Moreover, the analysis in Health Affairs showed that more than one-third of foster children given antipsychotic drugs failed to receive counseling or other psychosocial interventions, such as anger-management training, which doctors and policymakers believe should have been the first line of treatment.

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