Are Children with Emotional Issues Overmedicated?

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The New York Times weighs in with a thoughtful article on more than a child-rearing question: Are we doing right by the next generation when early signs of emotional distress are expressed? This is an issue of national concern. Even though AMHF is concentrating its efforts more toward “the other end” of the population spectrum, along with individuals with special needs, we believe the way our youngest is treated is an issue of national scope and concern. Certainly, a large concern of our long-time director, Dr. Stefan de Schill, was that American society as a whole suffers (and suffers is the word) from the overuse and abuse of medication when intensive forms of therapy, individual or group, would be more in order.

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