Sunday, November 26, 2006

Kids on psycho drugs

NY Times reports:
Last year in the United States, about 1.6 million children and teenagers -- 280,000 of them under age 10 -- were given at least two psychiatric drugs in combination, according to an analysis performed by Medco Health Solutions at the request of The New York Times. More than 500,000 were prescribed at least three psychiatric drugs. More than 160,000 got at least four medications together, the analysis found.
That is a lot more than I would have expected. As the article explains, the benefits of all these drugs are unproved.

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