Study finds 1. 2 percent of preschoolers on Medicaid use psychotropic drugs

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1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 Medicaid Analytic Extract data from 36 states, a group of researchers found preschoolers are receiving psychotropic medications despite limited evidence supporting safety or efficacy.

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