Watchdog Finds That 1 in 3 Foster Kids Lack Med Management – Psychology Today

Read article - An article about a new report that concludes that thousands of children in foster care who are taking psychotropic medications are not receiving adequate treatment safeguards, quotes Erin Barnett, an assistant professor of psychiatry and of The Dartmouth Institute. "A good proportion of kids in foster care who take medication are getting two, or three, or more," says Barnett, who wasn't involved in the report. "There are very few studies that have looked at the effects and side effects of prescribing two or more psychiatric medications in kids. But we're doing it all the time—and with every new med, we're adding more risk."