The Politics of Medicating Children: Problems and Solutions
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 6, Number 6&7, September 2015
Investigative journalist Karen de Sá wrote a series for the San Jose Mercury News called “Drugging Our Kids” about medication treatment of foster children. She found that almost one in four foster children between 12 and 17 were receiving a psychotropic of some kind, and 62% were receiving an antipsychotic. Her reporting spurred the California legislature to pass several laws designed to discourage the excessive use of psychotropics in foster children.