Study Finds 1.2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

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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