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Antipsychotic use occurs often and lasts longer in foster care children
Across the nation, thoughts about the mental health of children in our foster care system yield worry. So much so that researchers decided to look into their antipsychotic usage to examine the validity of these concerns.
Available through the journal Pediatrics, a recent study analyzes the number of antipsychotic medications used within Medicaid programs. Results demonstrate that children in foster care use more medications for a longer periods of time than any other program.