Shadi Houshyar is a Senior Associate and Project Director at the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
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December 20, 2011
Overmedication of America’s children is a real and growing problem. The rate at which powerful antipsychotic drugs are being administered to kids has increased by an alarming 500% over the last 15 years, and there is not enough research to understand all the physical and behavioral consequences for kids’ health. What we do know is that children and youth in foster care – including a small number of infants – are much more likely to be administered psychotropic medications than other children who receive Medicaid, and state governments are not doing enough to ensure that kids are only...