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FRONTLINE; Medicated Child, The


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Medicated Child, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications -- some starting as young as two years old -- FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the debate grows more fierce, FRONTLINE confronts psychiatrists, researchers and big pharaceutical companies about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Medicated Child, The,” 12/19/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28C414AE20FC43CD9DB25E46BFFA2037.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Medicated Child, The.” 12/19/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28C414AE20FC43CD9DB25E46BFFA2037>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Medicated Child, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_28C414AE20FC43CD9DB25E46BFFA2037
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