Medicating Kids (#1914)
Today, millions of American children are being prescribed powerful behavior modification drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. Are these medications really necessary -- and safe -- for young children, or merely a harried nation's quick fix for annoying, yet age-appropriate, behavior? FRONTLINE investigates the rapidly growing use of psychoactive drugs by children and the challenges of parenting and schooling in a world of high stress and increasing family disintegration. Through an intimate portrait of several families in an American suburb, the program explores how medication has increasingly become an integral part of caring for kids. The documentary also examines the role of doctors, educators, pharmaceutical makers and insurance companies in advancing the trend.
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