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>From: "Bendersky, Judith F (HSS)" 
><<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]>
>Date: January 4, 2008 8:10:33 PM EST (CA)
>To: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>Subject: FW: Upcoming PBS Frontline Program - National Alliance on 
>Mental Illness
>Happy New Year to all of you!!  We wanted to alert you to an 
>upcoming PBS Frontline program that will air next week.  Here is the 
>pertinent information:
>FRONTLINE Presents The Medicated Child to Air on PBS January 8th
>FRONTLINE will be airing a show titled, The Medicated Child, on 
>Tuesday, January 8th at 9:00p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
>Please Note: NAMI has not had an opportunity to view the program in 
>advance and did not provide any input into its content. However, 
>here is information FRONTLINE provided us with about the show:
>The program explores how in recent years, there's been a dramatic 
>increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious 
>psychiatric  disorders and prescribed medications that are just 
>beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side 
>effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term 
>impact. FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria confronts psychiatrists, 
>researchers and government regulators about the risks and benefits 
>of prescription drugs for troubled children. The biggest current 
>controversy surrounds the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Formerly 
>called manic depression, bipolar disorder was long believed to exist 
>only in adults, but, in the mid-1990s, bipolar in children began to 
>be diagnosed at much higher rates, sometimes in kids as young
>as 4 years old.
>FRONTLINE has launched a Web site where you can watch a preview of 
>the program and read a full description. Here is the link to the Web 
>Darcy Gruttadaro

Bryan Dague, Ed.D.
University of Vermont
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
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